Infusoria

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infusoria

(ˌɪnfjʊˈzɔːrɪə)
n
(Zoology) zoology the zoological genus of which the members are the infusorians

In•fu•so•ri•a

(ˌɪn fyʊˈsɔr i ə, -ˈsoʊr-)

n.pl.
1. protozoans of the phylum Ciliophora (or class Ciliata).
2. (formerly) various microscopic organisms found in infusions of decaying organic matter.
[1780–90; < New Latin, neuter pl. of infūsōrius. See infuse, -ory1]
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Noun1.Infusoria - in some recent classifications, coextensive with the Ciliata: minute organisms found in decomposing infusions of organic matterInfusoria - in some recent classifications, coextensive with the Ciliata: minute organisms found in decomposing infusions of organic matter
Ciliata, Ciliophora, class Ciliata, class Ciliophora - class of protozoa having cilia or hairlike appendages on part or all of the surface during some part of the life cycle
infusorian - any member of the subclass Infusoria
class - (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more orders
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Many cells in the highly folded mesentery filaments of the gastric cavity stain intensely acidophilic, and a series of parallel myonemes is visible.
The myonemes are the fiber system within the cell body that are bundled together to form the spasmoneme, the stalk's contractile organelle (Faure-Fremiet et al.
The pattern of expression of [alpha]238305 is consistent with expression by gametes (it is unknown if this specimen is male or female) and in cells that make myonemes (the myofibril-like protrusions found in the pharynx, parietal muscle, and retractor muscle), but the cells expressing this integrin in the mesenteries near the pharynx are unknown.