haptor

noun
hap·​tor | \ ˈhaptər also -ˌtȯər \
plural -s

Definition of haptor

: an organ of attachment in a parasitic worm especially : a complex organ usually with multiple suckers and strong hooks on the posterior end of many monogenetic trematodes

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Other Words from haptor

haptoral \ -​tərəl \ adjective

History and Etymology for haptor

New Latin, from hapt- + -or

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“Haptor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/haptor. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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