flame cell


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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.

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

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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Flame arrestors prevent the propagation of flame from the exposed side of the unit to the protected side by the use of wound crimped metal ribbon type flame cell element.
Flame cell formula: 2[(2+2)+(2+2+[2])]=20, up to three ciliary patches in common collecting ducts.
Diff-Quik stain revealed fire flares (flame cell change) characterized by accentuation of edges of cells with metachromatic (pink) material (Figure 1).