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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: mi'kro-nem

Definition: A small, osmiophilic, cordlike twisted organelle found in the anterior region of many sporozoans; one of the characteristics that helps to define the subphylum Apicomplexa.

Synonym(s): sarconeme

[micro- + G. nema, thread]

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