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proctodeum

[ prok-tuh-dee-uhm ]
/ 藢pr蓲k t蓹藞di 蓹m /
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noun, plural proc路to路de路a [prok-tuh-dee-uh], /藢pr蓲k t蓹藞di 蓹/, proc路to路de路ums.Embryology.
a depression in the ectoderm of the anal region of a young embryo, which develops into part of the anal canal.
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Origin of proctodeum

First recorded in 1875鈥80; from New Latin, from Greek pr艒kt- proct- + New Latin -odeum, from Greek hoda卯on, neuter of hoda卯os 鈥渙n one's journey or way鈥; see -ode2, -eum

OTHER WORDS FROM proctodeum

proc路to路de路al, adjective
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Medical definitions for proctodeum

proctodeum

n. pl. proc鈥o鈥e鈥ms
An inward fold on the surface of the embryonic ectoderm that develops into part of the anal passage.anal pit
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