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Medical Term:

cytopharynx

Pronunciation: si'to-far'inks

Definition: 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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