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peristome definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: (botany) fringe of toothlike appendages surrounding the mouth of a moss capsule
2: region around the mouth in various invertebrates

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: New Latin peristoma, from peri- + Greek stoma mouth more at stomach Date: circa 1796 1. the fringe of teeth surrounding the orifice of a moss capsule 2. the region around the mouth in various invertebrates peristomial adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 Bot. a fringe of small teeth around the mouth of a capsule in mosses and certain fungi. 2 Zool. the parts surrounding the mouth of various invertebrates. Etymology: mod.L peristoma f. PERI- + Gk stoma mouth

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Peristome 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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