[ pros-uh-pahyl ]
/ ˈprɒs əˌpaɪl /
(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.
Origin of prosopyle
1885–90; < Greek prósō forward + pýlē gate
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