Pronunciation: kos'ta, -te
- A rodlike internal supporting organelle that runs along the base of the undulating membrane of certain flagellate parasites such as Trichomonas.
Synonym(s): rib [I–XII]
Synonym(s): basal rod
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Examples: glitazone, GI cocktail, etc.