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apopyle

[ ap-uh-pahyl ]
/ ˈæp əˌpaɪl /
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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.

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Origin of apopyle

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