chloragogen

adjective
chlor·​a·​go·​gen | \ ¦klōrə¦gōjən, -ōgən \
variants: or chloragogue \ ˈklōrəˌgäg \

Definition of chloragogen

: of, relating to, or being certain cells that line the outer surface of the alimentary tract in earthworms and other annelids and are believed to function in excretion and waste storage

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History and Etymology for chloragogen

chloragogen, from chlor- + Greek agōgos leading (from agein to lead) + English -en; chloragogue, from chlor- + Greek agōgos

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“Chloragogen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chloragogen. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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