onchium

noun

on·​chi·​um
ˈäŋkēəm
plural onchia
-ēə
: one of the hooks or rasps located in the buccal cavity of various nematode worms and serving to grasp and break up prey

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from onc- + -ium

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“Onchium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/onchium. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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