octostiate

adjective

oc·​tos·​ti·​ate
(ˈ)äk¦tästēə̇t,
-ēˌāt
1
: having eight ostia
2
: belonging to a group of spiders having eight cardiac ostia

Word History

Etymology

New Latin Octostiatae, from octa- + -ostiatae (from feminine plural of -ostiatus having a specified number of ostia, from ostium + Latin -atus -ate

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“Octostiate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/octostiate. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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