n. [Gr. an, without; apo-, separate; lysis, loosen]
The detachment of a spent proglottid after it has shed its eggs; anapolytic a; see apolysis.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • anapolysis — an·a·pol·y·sis …   English syllables

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  • apolysis — n. [Gr. apo, away; lysis, loosen] 1. (ARTHROPODA) The first process of molting, characterized by the detachment of the old cuticle from the underlying hypodermal (epidermal) cells; see ecdysis. 2. (PLATYHELMINTHES: Cestoda) The detachment of a… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • anapolytic — adjective see anapolysis …   Useful english dictionary

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