Hatschek-s-pit meaning

(anatomy) A deep ciliated fossa on the dorsal midline of the buccal cavity in lancelets.

Among other things, Hatschek’s pit secretes mucus which entraps food particles from the water.

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Origin of hatschek-s-pit

  • Named for its discoverer, Berthold Hatschek (1854–1941).

    From Wiktionary