odontophore

odontophore

[oh-don-tuh-fawr, -fohr]
noun Zoology.
a structure in the mouth of most mollusks over which the radula is drawn backward and forward in the process of breaking up food.

Origin:
1865–70; < Greek odontophóros bearing teeth. See odonto-, -phore

odontophoral [oh-don-tof-er-uhl] , odontophorine [oh-don-tof-uh-rahyn, -er-in] , odontophorous, adjective
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odontophore (ɒˈdɒntəˌfɔː)
 
n
an oral muscular protrusible structure in molluscs that supports the radula
 
odontophoral
 
adj
 
odon'tophorous
 
adj

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