adj. [Gr. holos, whole; stoma, mouth]
(MOLLUSCA: Gastropoda)
Having the mouth of the shell rounded or entire, uninterrupted by siphonal canal, notch, or by other extension; holostomate n.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • holostomatous — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷|stäməd.əs, tōm adjective Etymology: hol + stomatous : having the margin of the aperture entire and more or less circular holostomatous gastropod shells …   Useful english dictionary

  • holostomatous — hol·o·stom·a·tous …   English syllables

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