Polystome
Polystome \Pol"y*stome\, a. [Gr. ? many-mouthed; poly`s + sto`ma mouth.] (Zo["o]l.) Having many mouths. [1913 Webster]

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  • Polystome — Pol y*stome, n. (Zo[ o]l.) An animal having many mouths; applied to Protozoa. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • polystome — (po li sto m ) adj. 1°   Terme de zoologie. Qui a un grand nombre de bouches ou de suçoirs.    S. m. Genre de vers intestinaux, dont la bouche a plusieurs ouvertures.    On dit aussi polystomiens. 2°   Terme de botanique. Se dit de plantes… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • polystome — poly·stome …   English syllables

  • polystome — I. ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌstōm noun ( s) Etymology: French, from Greek polystomos many mouthed : a polystomatous individual (as a monogenetic trematode worm) II. adjective …   Useful english dictionary

  • palola — Palolo Pa*lo lo, n., or Palolo worm Palolo worm . [From native name.] (Zo[ o]l.) A polystome worm ({Palolo viridis}) that burrows in the coral reefs of certain of the Pacific Islands. A little before the last quarter of the moon in October and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Palola viridis — Palolo Pa*lo lo, n., or Palolo worm Palolo worm . [From native name.] (Zo[ o]l.) A polystome worm ({Palolo viridis}) that burrows in the coral reefs of certain of the Pacific Islands. A little before the last quarter of the moon in October and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Palolo — Pa*lo lo, n., or Palolo worm Palolo worm . [From native name.] (Zo[ o]l.) A polystome worm ({Palolo viridis}) that burrows in the coral reefs of certain of the Pacific Islands. A little before the last quarter of the moon in October and November …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Palolo viridis — Palolo Pa*lo lo, n., or Palolo worm Palolo worm . [From native name.] (Zo[ o]l.) A polystome worm ({Palolo viridis}) that burrows in the coral reefs of certain of the Pacific Islands. A little before the last quarter of the moon in October and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Palolo worm — Palolo Pa*lo lo, n., or Palolo worm Palolo worm . [From native name.] (Zo[ o]l.) A polystome worm ({Palolo viridis}) that burrows in the coral reefs of certain of the Pacific Islands. A little before the last quarter of the moon in October and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • GALLIEN (L.) — GALLIEN LOUIS (1908 1976) Embryologiste, professeur à l’université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI) et membre de l’Académie des sciences, Louis Gallien, né à Cherbourg le 2 janvier 1908, est mort à Paris le 6 septembre 1976. Brillant élève, il… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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