<cell biology> A specialised region of various protozoans in which phagocytosis is likely to occur.

Often there is a clear concentration of microtubules or/and microfilaments in the region of the cytostome. In ciliates there may be a specialised arrangement of cilia around the cytostome.

This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology

(11 Mar 2008)

cytosol, cytosolic, cytosol non-specific dipeptidase < Prev | Next > cytostasis, cytostatic, cytostome

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