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apopyle

[ap-uh-pahyl]
noun Zoology.
  1. (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.
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Compare prosopyle.

Origin of apopyle

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