amphid


amphid
n. [Gr. amphi, on both sides]
(NEMATA)
One of a pair of lateral chemosensory organs opening on or near the lip region; variable in size and shape according to taxa.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • Amphid — Am phid, n. [Gr. a mfw both: cf. F. amphide.] (Chem.) A salt of the class formed by the combination of an acid and a base, or by the union of two oxides, two sulphides, selenides, or tellurides, as distinguished from a {haloid} compound. [R.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • amphid — noun One of a pair of chemosensory sense organs positioned laterally on the head of a nematode See Also: phasmid …   Wiktionary

  • amphid — In the nervous system of nematodes, a pair of laterally placed minute receptor organs in the cephalic or cervical region. [amphi + id] …   Medical dictionary

  • amphid — am·phid …   English syllables

  • amphid — ˈamfə̇d noun ( s) Etymology: Greek amphidea anything that is bound around : one of a pair of circular depressions situated laterally at the anterior end of aquatic nematodes and believed to be chemoreceptors …   Useful english dictionary

  • Amphid salt — Salt Salt, n. [AS. sealt; akin to OS. & OFries. salt, D. zout, G. salz, Icel., Sw., & Dan. salt, L. sal, Gr. ?, Russ. sole, Ir. & Gael. salann, W. halen, of unknown origin. Cf. {Sal}, {Salad}, {Salary}, {Saline}, {Sauce}, {Sausage}.] 1. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • amphid aperture — see amphidial aperture …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • spiral amphid — (NEMATODA: Adenophorea) A coiled amphid tube beneath the cuticle that appears as a spiral …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • Above the salt — Salt Salt, n. [AS. sealt; akin to OS. & OFries. salt, D. zout, G. salz, Icel., Sw., & Dan. salt, L. sal, Gr. ?, Russ. sole, Ir. & Gael. salann, W. halen, of unknown origin. Cf. {Sal}, {Salad}, {Salary}, {Saline}, {Sauce}, {Sausage}.] 1. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Acid salt — Salt Salt, n. [AS. sealt; akin to OS. & OFries. salt, D. zout, G. salz, Icel., Sw., & Dan. salt, L. sal, Gr. ?, Russ. sole, Ir. & Gael. salann, W. halen, of unknown origin. Cf. {Sal}, {Salad}, {Salary}, {Saline}, {Sauce}, {Sausage}.] 1. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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