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trich•o•cyst



Pronunciation: (trik'u-sist"), [key]
n. Zool.
an organ of offense and defense embedded in the outer cytoplasm of certain protozoans, consisting of a small elongated sac containing a fine, hairlike filament capable of being ejected.

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