Definition of Epistome

1. Noun. (zoology) a mouth-covering lobe or ridge in bryozoans and phoronids ¹



2. Noun. a plate in front of the mouth of some types of crustacean ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Epistome

1. a structure covering the mouth of various invertebrates [n -S]

Medical Definition of Epistome

1. The region between the antennae and the mouth, in Crustacea. A liplike organ that covers the mouth, in most Bryozoa. Origin: NL. Epistoma, fr. Gr. Upon +, mouth. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Epistome

epistolet
epistolets
epistolic
epistolical
epistolite
epistolize
epistolized
epistolizer
epistolizers
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epistolographic
epistolography
epistoma
epistomatic
epistome (current term)
epistomes
epistrophe
epistrophes
epistropheus
epistyle
epistyles
episulfide
episulfonium
episulfoniums
episulphide
episulphides
episyllogism
episyllogisms
episyllogistic

Literary usage of Epistome

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1. A Zoological Pocket-book: Or, Synopsis of Animal Classification. Comprising by Emil Selenka (1890)
"Sedentary, almost exclusively marine animals, with a lophophore bearing ciliated tentacles, an epistome, house or bivalve shell, and one or several ganglia. ..."

2. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"The prae-oral lobe (epistome, buccal disk) present in all Polyzoa except the most minute and most elaborately colonial forms— namely, the (. ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The prae-oral lobo (epistome, buccal disk) present in all ... remains in its original furni, and also the pra-orul epistome, but tho telescopic in- ..."

4. Proceedings of the Essex Institute by Essex Institute (1868)
"Two of these, the branches of which are unknown, supply the epistome, and, perhaps, the oral portion of the oesophagus. ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"A general nerve-plexus probably exists vit siderable parts of the skin, and there are special nervous ( trations in the region of the epistome and along a ..."

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