A minute membrane formed of fused cilia, found in certain ciliate protozoa.

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mem·bra·nelle 'mem-brə-.nel also mem·bra·nel·la .mem-brə-'nel-ə n, pl -nelles also -nel·lae -'nel-ē a flattened vibrating organ like a membrane composed of a row of fused cilia in various ciliates

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mem·bra·nelle (mem″brə-nelґ) a triangular or fan-shaped organelle bordering the left side of the buccal cavity or peristomial area in certain ciliate protozoa, formed by fusion of the bases of short, transverse rows (up to three) of cilia; it serves in locomotion and to gather and push food toward the cytostome. Cf. paroral membrane.

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