tet·ra·hy·me·na -'hī-mə-nə n
1) cap a genus of free-living ciliate protozoans much used for genetic and biochemical research
2) any ciliate protozoan of the genus Tetrahymena

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Tet·ra·hy·me·na (tet″rə-hiґmə-nə) [tetra- + Gr. hymēn membrane] a genus of ciliate protozoa (suborder Tetrahymenina, order Hymenostomatida) used extensively in physiologic and genetic studies; they have been shown to be capable of parasitic existence when experimentally injected into various hosts. T. limaґcis and T. pyriforґmis are representative species.

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