epistome

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Etymology[edit]

New Latin epistoma, from Ancient Greek ἐπί (epi, on, upon, over) + στόμα (stoma, mouth).

Noun[edit]

epistome (plural epistomes)

  1. (zoology) a mouth-covering lobe or ridge in bryozoans and phoronids
  2. a plate in front of the mouth of some types of crustacean

References[edit]

  • Allaby, Michael. The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Zoology. pg 167. Oxford University Press. New York. 1992.

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