paragastric

adjective
para·​gastric
variants: or less commonly paragastral \ ¦parə+ \

Definition of paragastric

1 : situated near the stomach
2 : being the cavity or one of the cavities of a sponge into which the radial canals open and which opens outwardly through the cloaca

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History and Etymology for paragastric

para- entry 1 + gastric, gastral

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“Paragastric.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paragastric. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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