am·​phid | \ ˈamfə̇d \
plural -s

Definition of amphid

: one of a pair of circular depressions situated laterally at the anterior end of aquatic nematodes and believed to be chemoreceptors

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First Known Use of amphid

1873, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for amphid

Greek amphidea anything that is bound around

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“Amphid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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