Search Result for "choanocyte":
Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. any of the flagellated cells in sponges having a collar of cytoplasm around the flagellum; they maintain a flow of water through the body;
[syn: choanocyte, collar cell]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

choanocyte \cho"a*no*cyte`\ (k[=o]"[.a]*n[-o]*s[imac]t`; k[=o]*[a^]n"[-o]*s[imac]t`), n. [Gr. choa`nh funnel + -cyte.] any of the flagellated cells in sponges having a collar of cytoplasm around base of the flagellum; they maintain a flow of water through the body. Syn: collar cell. [WordNet 1.5]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

choanocyte n 1: any of the flagellated cells in sponges having a collar of cytoplasm around the flagellum; they maintain a flow of water through the body [syn: choanocyte, collar cell]




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