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Cataphytit: (see Phytit)
Cataplastit: (see Phytit)
Cell Wall Deficient Forms
Chained Forms
Chondrit (see Simple Chondrit and Articulated Chondrit)
Codocytes (see Radial Tubules and Target Cells)

Caryology (histology): the study of the nucleus at all three organizational and nationalization levels (Mychon or Mych)- Athron - Caryon; Symmychon, Synathron, Polycaryon). (3)

Caryomone: the organizational unity of the nucleus at all three levels of organization: Mych (Mycon), Athron and Caryon. (3)

Caryomych: Chromiole minus Trophosom. (3)

Caryon: (histology): the cell nucleus here confined to the nuclear unit of the third organizational level; the nucleus composed of more than one chromosome. (3)

Caryopolisma: (nuclear union): the nationalization (socialization) of the Caryomones into a single Cytomone. (3)

Cataphytit: (see Phytit) (3)

Cataplastit: (see Phytit). (3)

Catascit: an Ascit, which entirely or partially decays into Dimychits (Oidies) or Gonidies. (3)

a Catatact: the Dimychoses in a Dimychit or Syndimychit line up in a row; therefore, the Mychostases lie parallel to and on the axis. Opposite: Syntact.  (3)

Cell Wall Deficient Forms: regressed bacterial forms. Terms also used to describe regressed bacterial forms:  L-forms, spheroplasts, protoplasts, and mycoplasmas. (1)

Centriolit: corresponds to the centriole (blephoroblast) of the higher cells. Among bacteria, only established for Spermit. (3)

a Chained Forms Enderlein used the term “desme” to describe these chains of linked spheroids. He believed that each  element was a primitive bacterium called a mychit. According to Enderlein, the mychit is the simplest true bacterial form,  consisting of a membrane built around a single bright point, called the mych. In the blood, the mych is visually indistinguishable from other points, including bits of cellular debris such as hemoglobin, or clusters of nutritive lipoproteins from our food, called chylomicrons. The chained forms are most often small spheres such as those shown. However, larger tubules can also be  linked, and in some cases, spherical or tubular forms may form chains with intervening filaments. (1) (Photograph courtesy of Anna Salanti)

Chondrit (See Simple Chondrit and Articulated Chondrit)

Codocytes (see Radial Tubules and Target Cells).

Conform: a Cyclostage or colony is conform when it consists of individuals belonging exclusively to one Formante. (See Difform) (3)

a Crystals (See also Symplasts) Lipase enzymes hydrolyze lipids into fatty acids and monoglycerides making them available for oxidation and energy production. Deposits of Cholesterol may be associated with inhibited or inadequate metabolism of lipids. These are a combination of nutritional reserves and numerous potential phases of colloidal development combined. Cholesterol plaque or colloid symplasts are bright white crystalline structures. Red and orange crystals are due to actinomycin, the antibiotic produced by the body in response in chronic toxicity from such sources as tumor necrosis, bowel toxicity, metals, infection and food poisoning. (1) (Photograph courtesy of Anna Salanti)

Culminate: that Cyclostage in which the organism reaches the zenith of progressive Cyclogeny, hence a variable concept. This includes the following: Probasit, Anabasit, Basoit, Prophytit, Anaphytit, Ascit and Synascit. (3)

Culmination: the zenith of progressive Cyclogeny for each bacterial species; degressiv begins at this point. (3)

Cyclode: the unique path taken through cyclogenic life cycle. A complete Cyclode includes the Amphimixis in addition to all the Cyclostages. An incomplete Cyclode includes lacks one or more of the Cyclostages or the Amphimixis. (3)

Cyclogeny: the developmental cycle through the sum of all generations from Mychit, Dimychit, Syndimychit, etc. and back to Mychit. The dual coordinate system Auxanogeny and Probaenogeny results in Cyclogeny. (3)

Cyclostadielle: a Formante based on differences in form. (3)

Cyclostage: each morphologically identified and designated stage of the Cyclode, e.g. Probasit, Anabasit, Prophytit,  Anaphytit, Cataphytit, etc. (3)

Cystascit: an Ascit that is either in the process of creating or has created one or more Cystits. (3)

Cystit: a Symmychit of the Gonidies, hence a Mychit with a polydynamic Mych (= Symmychon). Cystit formation enables the organism to form (directly from the same individual) an Ascit or a Pseudoascit (the latter including the Zoit stage), while skipping over a major portion of the Cyclogeny. This has been definitely established for some of the phylogenetically more advanced Dimychoten. The Cystit usually has a more solid membrane than the Gonidie. The Gonidie membrane bursts in  several places during its germination. (3)

The diameter of a Cystit can be up to 2½ µ, and more, in the cholera pathogen. It has to be noted here that, many times, the Syndimychit becomes depleted by the Cystit through the withdrawal of reserve materials, and it shrivels up entirely. (3)

Cystoid: the precursor of the Cystit in the Monomychoten. It is a much larger than usual Mychit; its size is the result of a greater accumulation of nutrients. It enables the organism, under special circumstances as a sort of permanent stage, to reproduce much more quickly than the normal Mychit. (3)

Cytite: the cell with a Caryon. (3)

Cytology (histology): the study of the cell at all three nationalization levels of the nucleus. (3)

Cytomone: the organizational unity of the cell at all three levels of organization having only one Caryomone, Mychit, Athrit and Cytite. (3)

Cytopolisma: Symplasm; the nationalization (socialization) of the Cytomones.



1. Quoted from and Copyright © 1999 - 2002 Stuart Grace

2. Quoted from Michael Coyle at NuLife Sciences

3. Quoted from introductory glossary to Blood Examination in Darkfield according Prof. Günther Enderlein, by Dr.Maria M. Bleker


Elements of Comparitive Morphology of Bacteria ©Copyright 1955 for the Estate of Professor Dr. Günther Enderlein,  Germany; excerpted from the book, "Bacteria Cyclogeny" by Professor Dr. Günther Enderlein (English version) (Explore Issue: Volume 11, Number 4)


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