chloragogen

adjective

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

Word History

Etymology

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 9 Dec. 2022.

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