proctodeum

noun
proc·​to·​de·​um
variants: or proctodaeum \ ˌpräk-​tə-​ˈdē-​əm How to pronounce proctodeum (audio) \
plural proctodea or proctodaea\ -​ˈdē-​ə How to pronounce proctodeum (audio) \ or proctodeums or proctodaeums

Medical Definition of proctodeum

: the posterior ectodermal part of the digestive tract formed in the embryo by invagination of the outer body wall

Other Words from proctodeum

proctodeal or proctodaeal \ -​ˈdē-​əl How to pronounce proctodeum (audio) \ adjective

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“Proctodeum.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/proctodeum. Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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