atoke

noun \ˈaˌtōk, ˈā-\

Definition of atoke

plural

-s

  1. :  the anterior sexless part of certain polychaete worms from which grows the sexual portion — compare epitoke

atokous

less commonly

atocous

\ˈatəkəs\ or

atokal

\-kəl\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of atoke

Greek atokos without offspring, from a- 2a- + tokos childbirth, offspring; akin to Greek teknon child — more at thane


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