cam·​er·​o·​stome | \ ˈkam(ə)rəˌstōm \
plural -s

Definition of camerostome

: the anterior marginal depression of the body wall of a tick in which its capitulum lies

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First Known Use of camerostome

1881, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for camerostome

New Latin camerostoma, from camero- (from Late Latin camera chamber) + -stoma

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“Camerostome.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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