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odontophore

Line breaks: odon¦to|phore
Pronunciation: /əˈdɒntə(ʊ)fɔː
 
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Definition of odontophore in English:

noun

Zoology
A cartilaginous projection in the mouth of a mollusc, on which the radula is supported.
Example sentences
  • The possession of an odontophore internal to the mouth angle ossicles can only be interpreted as an apomorphy of crown asteroids.
  • The odontophore is an unpaired typically T-shaped ossicle between and dorsal to the distal side of each mouth-angle ossicular pair.
  • We also explore the extraxial nature and phylogenetic significance of the odontophore.

Derivatives

odontophoral

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • The odontophoral process of the proso branch gastropods is situated at the distal end of the proboscis.

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