amphid

noun

am·​phid
ˈamfə̇d
plural -s
: one of a pair of circular depressions situated laterally at the anterior end of aquatic nematodes and believed to be chemoreceptors

Word History

Etymology

Greek amphidea anything that is bound around

First Known Use

1873, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of amphid was in 1873

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“Amphid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amphid. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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