noun Zoology.

(in sponges) a pore in each of the saclike chambers formed by the evagination of the body wall, through which water passes into the excurrent canals.

Nearby words

  1. apoplectiform,
  2. apoplexy,
  3. apoprotein,
  4. apoptosis,
  5. apoptotic,
  6. aporepressor,
  7. aporetic,
  8. aporia,
  9. aport,
  10. aposematic

Compare prosopyle.

Origin of apopyle

1885–90; apo- + Greek pýlē gate, entrance; see pylon

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