cytopyge

noun
cy·​to·​pyge
plural -s

Definition of cytopyge

: the point especially if permanently identifiable at which waste is discharged from the protozoan body

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

First Known Use of cytopyge

1875, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cytopyge

International Scientific Vocabulary cyt- + Greek pygē rump; originally formed as German zytopyge

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About cytopyge

Time Traveler for cytopyge

Time Traveler

The first known use of cytopyge was in 1875

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near cytopyge

cytoproct

cytopyge

cytoreticulum

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for cytopyge

Cite this Entry

“Cytopyge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cytopyge. Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!