amphistomous

adjective

am·​phis·​to·​mous
(ˈ)am¦fistəməs
zoology
: having a sucker at each extremity

Word History

Etymology

New Latin amphistomus, from Greek amphistomos with a double mouth, from amphi- + -stomos (from stoma mouth)

First Known Use

1875, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of amphistomous was in 1875

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“Amphistomous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amphistomous. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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