Definition of peritrich in English:

peritrich

noun

Zoology
  • A peritrichous ciliate; a bell animalcule.

adjective

Zoology
  • = peritrichous.

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in Journal of Parasitology. From scientific Latin Peritricha.

Pronunciation

peritrich

/ˈpɛrɪtrɪk/