radial canal

noun

Definition of radial canal

1 : one of the numerous minute canals lined with choanocytes which radiate from the paragastric cavity in some sponges and end just below the surface of the sponge
2 : one of the canals extending through the substance of the umbrella from the gastric cavity to the marginal circular canal in jellyfishes
3 : a tube extending outward along each ambulacral area from the circumoral canal in most echinoderms

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“Radial canal.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/radial%20canal. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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