deuterostome
noun Etymology: New Latin Deuterostomia, group name, from deuter- + Greek stoma mouth — more at stomach Date: 1950 any of a major division (Deuterostomia) of the animal kingdom that includes the bilaterally symmetrical animals (as the chordates) with indeterminate cleavage and a mouth that does not arise from the blastopore

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  • Deuterostome — Deuterostomes Temporal range: Late Ediacaran – Recent …   Wikipedia

  • deuterostome — n. [Gr. deuteros, second; stoma, mouth] True coelomates with radial cleavage of the egg, the blastopore becoming the anus, the coelom formed by enterocoely, including Echinodermata, Chaetognatha, Hemicordata and Chordata; see protostome …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • Deuterostome — Embryonic developmental pattern in which the mouth does not form from the blastopore but from a second opening: includes echinoderms and chordates. Contrasts with morphogenesis in protostome phyla which include annelids, molluscs and arthropods.… …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • deuterostome — /dooh teuhr euh stohm , dyooh /, n. 1. Embryol. a mouth that develops separately from the blastopore. 2. Taxonomy. any member of the phyla (Chordata, Hemichordata, Echinodermata, Chaetognatha) in which the anus appears first, developing at or… …   Universalium

  • deuterostome — noun Any of very many animals, of the superphylum Deuterostomia, including the starfish and very many wormlike animals …   Wiktionary

  • deuterostome — deu·tero·stome (dooґtər o stōm″) an animal belonging to the Deuterostomia …   Medical dictionary

  • deuterostome — [ dju:tərəʊstəʊm] noun Zoology an organism whose mouth develops from a secondary embryonic opening, such as a vertebrate. Compare with protostome. Origin 1950s: from deutero + Gk stoma mouth …   English new terms dictionary

  • deuterostome — deu·ter·o·stome …   English syllables

  • deuterostome — deu•ter•o•stome [[t]ˈdu tər əˌstoʊm, ˈdyu [/t]] n. 1) ivt dvl a mouth that develops separately from the blastopore 2) ivt bio an animal with this form of development, as an echinoderm or chordate • Etymology: 1945–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • deuterostome — I. ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌstōm adjective Etymology: New Latin Deuterostomia : of or relating to Deuterostomia II. noun ( s) : an animal belonging to the group Deuterostomia * * * /dooh teuhr euh stohm , dyooh / …   Useful english dictionary

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