SYN: rhoptry. [G. toxon, bow, + nema, thread]

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toxo·neme (tokґso-nēm) rhoptry.

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  • rhoptry — Electron dense club shaped, tubular or saccular organelles, extending back from the anterior end of sporozoites and other stages of certain sporozoans in the subphylum Apicomplexa. SYN: paired organelles, toxoneme. [G. rhopalon, club] * * *… …   Medical dictionary

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