n. [Gr. monos, one; stoma, mouth]
A fluke lacking a ventral sucker.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • monostome — [mō näs′tə məs, mənäs′tə məsmän′ō stōm΄, män′əstōm΄] [ MONO + STOME] adj. having one mouth or sucker, as some larval flatworms: also monostomous [mō näs′tə məs, mənäs′tə məs] …   English World dictionary

  • monostome — /mon euh stohm /, adj. having a single mouth, pore, or stoma. Also, monostomous /meuh nos teuh meuhs/. [1840 50; MONO + STOME] * * * …   Universalium

  • monostome — Common name for digenetic trematodes that possess a single sucker, oral or ventral, rather than both. SEE ALSO: Monostoma. [mono + G. stoma, mouth] …   Medical dictionary

  • monostome — (mo no sto m ) adj. Terme de zoologie. Qui n a qu une seule bouche ou ouverture. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Mono..., et terme grec signifiant bouche …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • monostome — mono·stome …   English syllables

  • monostome — /ˈmɒnəstoʊm/ (say monuhstohm) adjective having a single mouth, pore, or stoma. Also, monostomous /mɒnˈɒstəməs/ (say mon ostuhmuhs). {Greek monostomos with one mouth} …   Australian English dictionary

  • monostome — I. ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌstōm adjective Etymology: Greek monostomos, from mon + stomos stomous 1. : having one mouth or sucker 2. [New Latin Monostomata] : of or relating to the Monostomata II. noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • monostome cercaria — (PLATYHELMINTHES: Trematoda) A cercaria with a muscular oral sucker anteriorly and no ventral sucker; encysts on objects in water …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • Digenea — For the bird genus, see Anthipes. Digenea Helicometra sp. (Plagiorchiida: Opecoelidae) from the intestine of a Flame Cardinal fish Scientific classification …   Wikipedia

  • furcocercous cercariae — (PLATYHELMINTHES: Trematoda) Cercariae with forked tails into which the body is not retractable; divided into several groups:. 1. Bucephalus group (including gasterostomes). 2. Lophocercous group (apharyngeate, monostome cercariae). 3.… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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