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Definition: 'Cytopharynx'

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cytopharynx

Type: Term

Pronunciation: sī′tō-far′inks

Definitions:
1. An organelle in certain flagellates and ciliates that serves as a gullet through which food material passes from the cytostome to the cell interior; food passed is collected in food vacuoles, into which digestive enzymes are secreted.

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