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prosopyle

[ pros-uh-pahyl ]
/ ˈprɒs əˌpaɪl /
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noun
(in sponges) a pore through which water is drawn from the outside into one of the saclike chambers formed by the evagination of the body wall.
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Origin of prosopyle

1885–90; <Greek prósō forward + pýlē gate
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