peritrophic membrane

noun

peri·​troph·​ic membrane
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: a tubular chitinous sheath inside the midgut of many insects that is continuously secreted at the anterior end of the midgut

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary peri- + -trophic

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“Peritrophic membrane.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/peritrophic%20membrane. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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