haptor

noun hap·tor \ˈhaptər also -ˌtȯər\

Definition of haptor

plural

-s

  1. :  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

haptoral

\-tərəl\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of haptor

New Latin, from hapt- + -or


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