endostyle

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noun en·do·style \ˈen-dō-ˌstī(-ə)l\

Definition of endostyle

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

Origin and Etymology of endostyle

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


First Known Use: 1854


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