collar cell


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n collar cell any of the flagellated cells in sponges having a collar of cytoplasm around the flagellum; they maintain a flow of water through the body
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In literature:

An iron neck-collar was hanging in one of these cells.
"Les Misérables Complete in Five Volumes" by Victor Hugo
Leaning against the rough-hewn log wall of Auguste's cell, he wore a dark brown frock coat with a high collar that came up to his ears.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
Set of burning, collars to be used in burning inter-cell connectors to posts.
"The Automobile Storage Battery" by O. A. Witte
Lime is mixed among the cells, and makes them stiff like starch among the threads of a linen collar.
"Applied Physiology" by Frank Overton
All sponges obtain their food in the same way, namely by means of the currents of water set up by the flagella of the collar-cells.
"Freshwater Sponges, Hydroids & Polyzoa" by Nelson Annandale

In science:

The dissociator couples to the cell via a copper mating collar and an indium o-ring. A thin copper fin, covered with silver sinter, makes thermal contact with the superfluid helium shell that is confined by two concentric G-10 tubes.
Bose-Einstein Condensation of Atomic Hydrogen
The cell is a composite unit consisting of a MgF2 window, two concentric convolute wound G-10 tubes, an OFHC copper collar that seals the superfluid jacket at the upper end and mates the cell to the dissociator, two rf feedthroughs, and many low frequency electrical leads.
Bose-Einstein Condensation of Atomic Hydrogen