Dicyemata
Dicyemata Di`cy*e"ma*ta, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. di- = di`s- twice + ? an embryo.] (Zo["o]l.) An order of worms parasitic in cephalopods. They are remarkable for the extreme simplicity of their structure. The embryo exists in two forms. [1913 Webster]

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  • dicyemata — di·cy·e·ma·ta …   English syllables

  • dicyemata — ˌdīˌsīˈēməd.ə Etymology: New Latin, from Dicyema, genus of Mesozoa + ata synonym of dicyemida …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dicyemid — Di cy*e mid, a. (Zo[ o]l.) Like or belonging to the Dicyemata. n. One of the {Dicyemata}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mesozoa — Mes o*zo a, n. pl. [NL. See {Mesozoic}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A group of very lowly organized, wormlike parasites, including the Dicyemata. They are found in cephalopods. See {Dicyemata}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nematogene — Nem a*to*gene, n. [Nemato + root of Gr. ? to be born.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of the dimorphic forms of the species of Dicyemata, which produced vermiform embryos; opposed to {rhombogene}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

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