epitoke

noun

ep·​i·​toke
ˈepəˌtōk
plural -s
: the posterior sexual part of various polychaete worms that develops from the anterior sexless part compare atoke
epitokous adjective
or epitocous
ə̇ˈpitəkəs,
(ˈ)e¦p-

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Epitoke.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epitoke. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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