atoke

noun \ ˈaˌtōk , ˈā- \

Definition of atoke

plural -s
: the anterior sexless part of certain polychaete worms from which grows the sexual portion — compare epitoke

atokous

or 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


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