adenodactyl


adenodactyl
n.; pl. -tyli, -yls [Gr. aden, gland; daktylos, finger]
(PLATYHELMINTHES: Turbellaria)
Prostatoid male apparatus occurring in the wall of the common antrum in some freshwater and land triclads and some Acoela, thought to act as stimulators in copulation.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • adenodactyl — ad·e·no·dac·tyl …   English syllables

  • adenodactyl — əˈdenəˌdaktəl, ēn noun ( s) Etymology: aden + Greek daktylos finger : one of the penislike supplementary structures in the male reproductive system of certain turbellarians …   Useful english dictionary

  • adenocheiri — see adenodactyl …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • bursa copulatrix — 1. A genital pouch of numerous invertebrates. 2. In certain male nematodes and acanthocephalans, a modified caudal ala or alae, circular or oval, may be divided into two lateral symmetrical or asymmetrical lobes, separated by a dorsal lobe, and… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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