Meaning of choanocyte

cho•a•no•cyte

Pronunciation: (kō'u-nu-sīt", kō-an'u-), [key]
— n. Zool.
  1. one of the flagellated cells lining the inner cavity of a sponge, having a collar of protoplasm encircling the base of the flagellum. Also called
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