proctodeum

noun

proc·​to·​de·​um
variants or proctodaeum
plural proctodea or proctodaea -ˈdē-ə How to pronounce proctodeum (audio) or proctodeums or proctodaeums
: the posterior ectodermal part of the digestive tract formed in the embryo by invagination of the outer body wall
proctodeal adjective
or proctodaeal

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“Proctodeum.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/proctodeum. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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