ep·​i·​toke | \ ˈepəˌtōk \
plural -s

Definition of epitoke

: the posterior sexual part of various polychaete worms that develops from the anterior sexless part — compare atoke

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Other Words from epitoke

epitokous or epitocous \ ə̇ˈpitəkəs , (ˈ)e¦p-​ \ adjective

History and Etymology for epitoke

Greek epitokos fruitful, from epi- + -tokos (from tiktein to bear)

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“Epitoke.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epitoke. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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