elytrophore

noun

elyt·​ro·​phore
ə̇ˈli‧trəˌfō(ə)r,
eˈli‧t-,
ˈelə‧t-
plural -s
: a modified cuticular prominence to which an elytron of a polychaete worm is attached

Word History

Etymology

elytr- + -phore

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“Elytrophore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/elytrophore. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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