pseudostoma

noun
pseu·​dos·​to·​ma | \ süˈdästəmə \

Definition of pseudostoma

1 : a stigma in serous membrane filled by intercellular substance or otherwise closed
2 : the temporary mouth of a larval echinoderm
3 : the osculum of a sponge

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Other Words from pseudostoma

pseudostomatous \ ¦südə¦stōmətəs , -​täm-​ \ or pseudostomous \ (ˈ)sü¦dästəməs \ adjective

History and Etymology for pseudostoma

New Latin, from pseud- + stoma

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“Pseudostoma.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pseudostoma. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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