Deuterostomia

plural noun Deu·ter·o·sto·mia

Definition of Deuterostomia

in many classifications
:a major division of the animal kingdom comprising all bilateral animals (such as the chordates) that lack ectomesoderm and have indeterminate cleavage and a mouth that does not arise from the blastopore

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Origin and Etymology of deuterostomia

New Latin, from 1deuter- + -stomia


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