peritrophic membrane

noun peri·troph·ic membrane \¦perə‧¦träfik-\

Definition of peritrophic membrane

  1. :  a tubular chitinous sheath inside the midgut of many insects that is continuously secreted at the anterior end of the midgut

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Origin and Etymology of peritrophic membrane

International Scientific Vocabulary peri- + -trophic

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