prostomium

[ proh-stoh-mee-uh m ]
/ proʊˈstoʊ mi əm /

noun, plural pro·sto·mi·a [proh-stoh-mee-uh] /proʊˈstoʊ mi ə/.

the unsegmented, preoral portion of the head of certain lower invertebrates.

Origin of prostomium

1865–70; < New Latin < Greek prostómion mouth. See pro-2, stoma, -ium

OTHER WORDS FROM prostomium

pro·sto·mi·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for prostomium

prostomium
/ (prəʊˈstəʊmɪəm) /

noun plural -mia (-mɪə)

the lobe at the head end of earthworms and other annelids: bears tentacles, palps, etc, or forms part of a sucker or proboscis

Derived forms of prostomium

prostomial, adjective

Word Origin for prostomium

via New Latin from Greek prostomion mouth
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