endostome

noun en·do·stome \ˈendəˌstōm\

Definition of endostome

plural

-s

  1. 1a :  the opening in the inner integument of an ovule having two integuments b :  the inner part of the peristome of a moss

  2. 2 [New Latin endostoma] :  endostoma

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Origin and Etymology of endostome

International Scientific Vocabulary end- + -stome; probably originally formed in French


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