n.; pl. aphodi [Gr. aphodos, departure]
(PORIFERA: Desmospongiae)
The short channel connecting the flagellated chamber with the excurrent canal; see prosodus.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • aphodus — aph·o·dus …   English syllables

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  • aphodal — ˈafədəl adjective Etymology: New Latin aphodus + English al : of or relating to an aphodus : having aphodi …   Useful english dictionary

  • diplodal — adj. [Gr. diploos, twofold; hodos, way] (PORIFERA) Leuconoid sponges with narrow canals leading into and out of the flagellated chambers; see aphodus, prosodus …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • prosodus — n.; pl. i [Gr. prosodos, procession] (PORIFERA: Desmospongiae) Tiny channels between the inhalant canal system and exhalant canals; see aphodus …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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