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endostyle

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noun en·do·style \ˈen-dō-ˌstī(-ə)l\

Definition of endostyle

  1. :  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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