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cytopyge

Pronunciation: si'to-pi'je

Definition: The anal orifice (cell “anus”) found in certain structurally complex protozoa, such as the rumen-dwelling ciliates of herbivores, through which waste matter is ejected.

[cyto- + G. pyge, buttocks]

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