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apopyle

[ap-uh-pahyl] /ˈæp əˌpaɪl/
noun, Zoology
1.
(in sponges) a pore in each of the saclike chambers formed by the evagination of the body wall, through which water passes into the excurrent canals.
Compare prosopyle.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; apo- + Greek pýlē gate, entrance; see pylon
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