virgulate

vir·gu·late

 (vûr′gyə-lĭt, -lāt′)
adj.
Shaped like a small rod.

[From Latin virgula, small rod, from virga, rod.]
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virgulate

(ˈvɜːɡjʊlɪt; -ˌleɪt)
adj
rod-shaped or rodlike
[C19: from Latin virgula a little rod, from virga rod]
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These were single infection of echinostome cercariae, which were predominant (26.4%), followed by longifurcate-pharyngeate distome cercariae (2.27%) and virgulate xiphidiocercariae (0.67%), which was only evident in snails from the latter part of the monthly collection.
Virgulate xiphidiocercaria is common among snails belonging to the genera Lymnaea and Melanoides [25], but was also reported in the genus Thiara [53].
9a that the ATP has a virgulate morphology, and its diameter and length are about 20 nm and 500800 nm, respectively.