rhombogen
Rhombogene Rhom"bo*gene (r[o^]m"b[-o]*j[=e]n), n. [Rhomb + root of Gr. gi`gnesqai to be born.] (Zo["o]l.) A dicyemid which produces infusorialike embryos; -- opposed to {nematogene}. See {Dicyemata}. [Written also {rhombogen}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • rhombogen — n. [Gr. rhombos, revolve; gennaein, to produce] (MESOZOA: Rhombozoa) A stage in the life cycle in the adult in a sexually mature host; stage follows the nematogen phase and produces infusorigens …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • rhombogen — rhom·bo·gen …   English syllables

  • rhombogen — …   Useful english dictionary

  • mesozoan — /mez euh zoh euhn, mes , mee zeuh , seuh /, Zool. n. 1. any member of the phylum Mesozoa. adj. 2. of or pertaining to the mesozoans. [MESOZO(A) + AN] * * * ▪ marine invertebrate       any of approximately 50 species of small, ciliated,… …   Universalium

  • Rhombogene — Rhom bo*gene (r[o^]m b[ o]*j[=e]n), n. [Rhomb + root of Gr. gi gnesqai to be born.] (Zo[ o]l.) A dicyemid which produces infusorialike embryos; opposed to {nematogene}. See {Dicyemata}. [Written also {rhombogen}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • infusorigen — n. [L. infusus, poured into; genos, offspring] (MESOZOA: Rhombozoa) A mass of reproductive cells interpreted as being a hermaphroditic gonad within a rhombogen …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • nematogen — n. [Gr. nema, thread; genos, offspring] (MESOZOA: Rhombozoa) The vermiform adult that reproduces vermiform embryos; see rhombogen. nematoid adj. [Gr. nema, thread; eidos, form] Thread like …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • Rhombozoa — Systematik Opisthokonta Reich: Vielzellige Tiere (Metazoa) Abteilung: Gewebetiere (Eumetazoa) Unterabteilung: B …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • dicyemida — ˌ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ˈēmədə noun plural Usage: capitalized Etymology: New Latin, from Dicyema, genus of Mesozoa (from di + Greek kyēma embryo; from the 2 types of larvae produced at different stages) + ida …   Useful english dictionary

  • rhombogene — noun see rhombogen …   Useful english dictionary

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