dorsal pore

noun

: an opening in the mid-dorsal part of nearly every segment in many earthworms by which the body cavity is placed in communication with the exterior and which is believed to permit moistening of the body surface with coelomic fluid for lubrication and to facilitate respiration

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“Dorsal pore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dorsal%20pore. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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