endostyle


en·do·style

noun \ˈen-dō-ˌstī(-ə)l\

Definition of ENDOSTYLE

:  a pair of parallel longitudinal folds projecting into the pharyngeal cavity in lower chordates (as the tunicates) that secrete mucus for trapping food particles

Origin of ENDOSTYLE

International Scientific Vocabulary end- + Greek stylos pillar — more at steer
First Known Use: 1854

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