Hatschek's pit

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Named for its discoverer, Berthold Hatschek (1854–1941).

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Hatschek's pit (plural Hatschek's pits)

  1. (anatomy) A deep ciliated fossa on the dorsal midline of the buccal cavity in lancelets.
    Among other things, Hatschek’s pit secretes mucus which entraps food particles from the water.

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