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Meaning of PERISTOME

Pronunciation:  'peri`stowm

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  region around the mouth in various invertebrates
  2. [n]  (botany) fringe of toothlike appendages surrounding the mouth of a moss capsule
 

PERISTOME is a 9 letter word that starts with P.

 

 See Also: anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, capsule, complex body part, enation, invertebrate, plant process, structure

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Per"i*stome\, n. [Pref. peri- + Gr. ?, ?, mouth.]
1. (Bot.) The fringe of teeth around the orifice of the
   capsule of mosses. It consists of 4, 8, 16, 32, or 64
   teeth, and may be either single or double.

2. (Zo["o]l.)
   (a) The lip, or edge of the aperture, of a spiral shell.
   (b) The membrane surrounding the mouth of an invertebrate
       animal.

 

 

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