tormogen cell

noun

tor·​mo·​gen cell
ˈtȯ(r)məjə̇n-,
-ˌjen-
: a specialized epidermal cell in insects that forms a socket at the base of some hairs

Word History

Etymology

Greek tormos socket, hole + English -gen

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“Tormogen cell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tormogen%20cell. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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