demanian system

de·​man·​i·​an system | \ də̇ˈmänēən-, -man- \
variants: or less commonly demanian vessel

Definition of demanian system

: a group of tubes near the anus of certain female nematodes that secrete a sticky substance which protects the eggs or functions during copulation

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History and Etymology for demanian system

after Johannes G. de Man †1930 Dutch zoologist + English -ian

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“Demanian system.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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