deuterostome

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δεύτερος (deúteros, second) + στόμα (stóma, mouth)

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deuterostome (plural deuterostomes)

  1. (zoology) Any animal, of the subphylum Deuterostomia, in which the initial pore formed during gastrulation becomes the anus, and the second pore becomes the mouth.

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