Definition of Astomatous

1. Adjective. Having no mouth or mouthlike opening.

Exact synonyms: Mouthless
Category relationships: Biological Science, Biology
Antonyms: Stomatous



Definition of Astomatous

1. a. Not possessing a mouth.

Medical Definition of Astomatous

1. Without a mouth. Synonym: astomous. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Astomatous

astigmias
astika
astilbe
astilbes
astipulate
astipulated
astipulates
astipulating
astipulation
astipulations
astir
astir(p)
astochastic
astomatal
astomatic
astomatous (current term)
astomous
astone
astoned
astones
astonie
astonied
astoniedness
astonies
astoning
astonish
astonishable
astonished
astonishedly

Literary usage of Astomatous

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"... but they remain astomatous, lose all their hmbs completely, and appear as ... being astomatous, cannot sustain life in its nauplius state for lung, ..."

2. Facts and Arguments for Darwin by Fritz Müller (1869)
"58). Fig. 5s.» ' The pupae of the Cirripedia (fig. 57), which are likewise astomatous, agree completely in all these parts with those of the ..."

3. Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine (1844)
"... produced by the astomatous polyps, around the summit of which they are grouped, the polyps provided with a mouth appearing not to participate in any ..."

4. A Manual of the Infusoria: Including a Description of All Known Flagellate by William Saville-Kent (1880)
"... be consistently regarded as the descendants of a similar simple Peritrichous archetype. Fig. i, an astomatous larval Coelenterate or Planula ; Fig. a, ..."

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