Prostomia
Prostomium Pro*sto"mi*um, n.; pl. {Prostomia}. [NL., fr. Gr. ? before + ?, ?, mouth.] (Zo["o]l.) That portion of the head of an annelid situated in front of the mouth. -- {Pro*sto"mi*al}, a. [1913 Webster]

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  • Prostomial — Prostomium Pro*sto mi*um, n.; pl. {Prostomia}. [NL., fr. Gr. ? before + ?, ?, mouth.] (Zo[ o]l.) That portion of the head of an annelid situated in front of the mouth. {Pro*sto mi*al}, a. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Prostomium — Pro*sto mi*um, n.; pl. {Prostomia}. [NL., fr. Gr. ? before + ?, ?, mouth.] (Zo[ o]l.) That portion of the head of an annelid situated in front of the mouth. {Pro*sto mi*al}, a. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prostomium — noun (plural prostomia) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek pro + stoma mouth more at stomach Date: 1870 the portion of the head of an annelid worm (as an earthworm) that is situated in front of the mouth • prostomial adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • prostomium — prostomial, adj. /proh stoh mee euhm/, n., pl. prostomia / mee euh/. the unsegmented, preoral portion of the head of certain lower invertebrates. [1865 70; < NL < Gk prostómion mouth. See PRO 2, STOMA, IUM] * * * …   Universalium

  • prostomium — [prō stō′mē əm] n. pl. prostomia [prō stō′mēə] [ModL: see PRO 1, STOMA, & IUM] a small, noselike portion of the first body segment in many annelid worms, lying above and overhanging the mouth in earthworms …   English World dictionary

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