Opisthomastigote

A form of Trypanosomatidae with the kinetoplast at the posterior end; the flagellum runs through a long reservoir to emerge at the anterior; no undulating membrane e.g. Herpetomonas.

opisthomastigote

Term now used instead of herpetomonad for the stage of development of certain insect and plant parasitizing flagellates to avoid confusion between the stage and the genus Herpetomonas. In this stage the flagellum arises from the kinetoplast located behind the nucleus and emerges from the anterior end of the organism; an undulating membrane is absen...
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opisthomastigote

Type: Term Pronunciation: ō′pis-thō-mas′ti-gōt Definitions: 1. Term now used instead of herpetomonad for the stage of development of certain insect-parasitizing and plant-parasitizing flagellates to avoid confusion between the stage and the genus Herpetomonas. In this stage the flagellum arises from the kinetoplast locate...
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