tormogen cell

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

Definition of tormogen cell

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

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Origin and Etymology of tormogen cell

Greek tormos socket, hole + English -gen — more at term

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to cast off or become cast off

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