prostomial
adjective see prostomium

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Prostomial — Prostomium Pro*sto mi*um, n.; pl. {Prostomia}. [NL., fr. Gr. ? before + ?, ?, mouth.] (Zo[ o]l.) That portion of the head of an annelid situated in front of the mouth. {Pro*sto mi*al}, a. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prostomial — See prostomium. * * * …   Universalium

  • prostomial — pro·sto·mi·al …   English syllables

  • prostomial — prōˈstōmēəl adjective Etymology: prostomium + al : of or relating to the prostomium * * * prostōˈmial adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑prostomium …   Useful english dictionary

  • prostomial peaks — (ANNELIDA: Polychaeta) Sclerotized antero lateral projections of the prostomium …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • prostomium — prostomial, adj. /proh stoh mee euhm/, n., pl. prostomia / mee euh/. the unsegmented, preoral portion of the head of certain lower invertebrates. [1865 70; < NL < Gk prostómion mouth. See PRO 2, STOMA, IUM] * * * …   Universalium

  • annelid — /an l id/, n. 1. any segmented worm of the phylum Annelida, including the earthworms, leeches, and various marine forms. adj. 2. belonging or pertaining to the Annelida. Also, annelidan /euh nel i dn/. [1825 35; see ANNELIDA] * * * Any member of… …   Universalium

  • prostomium — noun (plural prostomia) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek pro + stoma mouth more at stomach Date: 1870 the portion of the head of an annelid worm (as an earthworm) that is situated in front of the mouth • prostomial adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Nereididae — Nereidae Nereis succinea Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • Terebellidae — Taxobox name = Terebellidae image width = 240px image caption = Lanice conchilega (Amphitritinae), taken out of its burrow. Note spaghetti tentacles on head. regnum = Animalia phylum = Annelida classis = Polychaeta subclassis = Palpata ordo =… …   Wikipedia

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