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flame cell

n.
A hollow cell in the excretory system of certain invertebrates, including flatworms and rotifers, containing a tuft of rapidly beating cilia that serve to propel waste products into excretory tubules.
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flame cell

n
(Zoology) an organ of excretion in flatworms: a hollow cup-shaped cell containing a bunch of cilia, whose movement draws in waste products and wafts them to the outside through a connecting tubule
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flame′ cell`


n.
one of the hollow cells terminating the branches of the excretory tubules of certain invertebrates.
[1885–90]
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Noun1.flame cell - organ of excretion in flatwormsflame cell - organ of excretion in flatworms  
flatworm, platyhelminth - parasitic or free-living worms having a flattened body
excretory organ, urinary organ - an organ that separates waste substances from the blood and discharges them
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