n. pl. [Gr. meta, after; rhabdos, rod]
The cuticularized walls of the metastome; see rhabdion.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • anisoglottid — adj. [Gr. anisos, unequal; glottis, mouth of the windpipe] (NEMATODA: Secernentea) Having a glottoid apparatus with metarhabdions at different levels; see isoglottid …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • isoglottid — adj. [Gr. isos, equal; glottis, mouth of the windpipe] (NEMATA) Having metarhabdions situated at the same level; see anisoglottid …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • rhabdion — n. [Gr. rhabdos, rod] (NEMATA) That cuticularized portion of the wall of the stoma; see cheilorhabdions, prorhabdion, mesorhabdions, metarhabdions, telorhabdions …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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