tormogen cell

noun
tor·​mo·​gen cell | \ ˈtȯ(r)məjə̇n-, -ˌjen- \

Definition of tormogen cell

: a specialized epidermal cell in insects that forms a socket at the base of some hairs

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History and Etymology for tormogen cell

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 28 Nov. 2021.

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