periproct

noun
peri·​proct | \ ˈperəˌpräkt \
plural -s

Definition of periproct

: the well-defined area surrounding the anus of various invertebrates (as a sea urchin)

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Other Words from periproct

periproctal \ ¦⸗⸗¦präktᵊl \ or periproctic \ -​ktik \ or periproctous \ -​ktəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for periproct

International Scientific Vocabulary peri- + Greek prōktos anus

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“Periproct.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/periproct. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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