[ oh-don-tuh-fawr, -fohr ]
/ oʊˈdɒn təˌfɔr, -ˌfoʊr /
a structure in the mouth of most mollusks over which the radula is drawn backward and forward in the process of breaking up food.
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Origin of odontophore
OTHER WORDS FROM odontophoreo·don·toph·o·ral [oh-don-tof-er-uhl], /ˌoʊ dɒnˈtɒf ər əl/, o·don·toph·o·rine [oh-don-tof-uh-rahyn, -er-in], /ˌoʊ dɒnˈtɒf əˌraɪn, -ər ɪn/, o·don·toph·or·ous, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for odontophore
Lingual ribbon: The chitinous band of teeth, or rasp, borne upon the odontophore; the radula.The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide|Augusta Foote Arnold
British Dictionary definitions for odontophore
/ (ɒˈdɒntəˌfɔː) /
an oral muscular protrusible structure in molluscs that supports the radula
Derived forms of odontophoreodontophoral (ˌɒdɒnˈtɒfərəl) or odontophorous, adjective
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