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See endostoma.


endostome (plural endostomes)

  1. (botany) The foramen or passage through the inner integument of an ovule.
  2. The inner peristome of mosses.
  3. (zoology) An endostoma.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for endostome in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)