Meaning of peritrichous

pe•rit•ri•chous

Pronunciation: (pu-ri'tri-kus), [key]
— adj.
  1. (of bacteria) having a uniform distribution of flagella over the body surface.
  2. (of certain protozoans) having cilia arranged spirally around the mouth.
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