endostyle

noun en·do·style \ ˈen-dō-ˌstī(-ə)l \
|Updated on: 12 May 2018

Definition of endostyle

: a pair of parallel longitudinal folds projecting into the pharyngeal cavity in lower chordates (such as the tunicates) that secrete mucus for trapping food particles

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International Scientific Vocabulary end- + Greek stylos pillar — more at steer


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