Noun Actinostome Definition and Examples


Noun:

Actinostome

Pronunciation:

/ˈaktɪnə(ʊ)ˌstəʊm/

Definition:
1.

noun

The mouth or oral opening of a radiate animal, such as a coelenterate or (now usually) an echinoderm.
    ((n.) The mouth or anterior opening of a coelenterate animal.)


    Origin:
    Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Louis Agassiz (1807–1873), zoologist and geologist. From actino- + -stome.

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