Definition of Phoronis

1. n. A remarkable genus of marine worms having tentacles around the mouth. It is usually classed with the gephyreans. Its larva (Actinotrocha) undergoes a peculiar metamorphosis.



Medical Definition of Phoronis

1. A remarkable genus of marine worms having tentacles around the mouth. It is usually classed with the gephyreans. Its larva (Actinotrocha) undergoes a peculiar metamorphosis. Origin: NL, fr. L. Phoronis, a surname of Io, Gr. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Phoronis

phoresy
phoretic
phoria
phorid
phorids
phormicin
phorminges
phorminx
phorminxes
phormium
phormiums
phoro-
phorone
phoronid
phoronids
phoronis (current term)
phoronomics
phorophyte
phorophytes
phoropter
phoropters
phorusrhacid
phorusrhacids
phos
phos-
phosacetim
phosalone
phosducin
phosgenated

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