Ectocyst
Ectocyst Ec"to*cyst, n. [Ecto- + Gr. ? bladder.] (Zo["o]l.) The outside covering of the Bryozoa. [1913 Webster]

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  • ectocyst — n. [Gr. ektos, outside; kystis, bladder] (BRYOZOA) The outer layer of the zooecium …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • ectocyst — The outer layer of a hydatid cyst. [ecto + G. kystis, bladder] * * * ec·to·cyst ek tə .sist n the external layer of a hydatid cyst * * * ec·to·cyst (ekґto sist) the outer layer of a hydatid cyst …   Medical dictionary

  • ectocyst — ec·to·cyst …   English syllables

  • ectocyst — ˈektəˌsist noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary ect + cyst : the external layer of the walls of a zooecium …   Useful english dictionary

  • areola — n.; pl. lae, las (areoles) [L. dim. area, small open place] 1. (ARTHROPODA: Crustacea) In crayfish, the longitudinal strip between the brachiocardiac grooves and posterior to the cervical groove on the dorsum. 2. (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) a. An… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • endocyst — ˈendəˌsist noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary end + cyst 1. : the soft layer of the body wall of a bryozoan lining the ectocyst and consisting of ectoderm with a layer of mesoderm 2. : the lining membrane of a hydatid cyst from… …   Useful english dictionary

  • plumatella — ˌplüməˈtelə noun Etymology: New Latin, from Latin plumatus covered with feathers + New Latin ella 1. capitalized : a genus (the type of the family Plumatellidae) of freshwater phylactolaematous bryozoans having a chitinous ectocyst and forming… …   Useful english dictionary

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