flame cell

flame cell
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fleym sel]
    • /fleɪm sɛl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fleym sel]
    • /fleɪm sɛl/

Definitions of flame cell words

  • noun flame cell one of the hollow cells terminating the branches of the excretory tubules of certain invertebrates, having a tuft of continuously moving cilia. 1
  • noun flame cell an organ of excretion in flatworms: a hollow cup-shaped cell containing a bunch of cilia, whose movement draws in waste products and wafts them to the outside through a connecting tubule 0
  • noun flame cell a hollow cell in the excretory tubules of many lower animals, as flatworms, with an internal tuft of cilia that produces movement of the excretory products 0
  • noun flame cell A specialized excretory cell that composes the protonephridium in nemerteans, rotifers, and some flatworms. 0

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Origin of flame cell

First appearance:

before 1885
One of the 21% newest English words
First recorded in 1885-90

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Parts of speech for Flame cell


flame cell popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 36% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 70% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

flame cell usage trend in Literature

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