Peristome meaning

pĕr'ĭ-stōm'
A fringe of toothlike appendages surrounding the mouth of a moss capsule.
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The area or parts around the mouth in certain invertebrates.
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The fringe of teeth around the opening of the spore case in mosses.
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The area or parts surrounding the mouth or a mouthlike part of various invertebrates.
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A fringe of toothlike appendages surrounding the mouth of a moss capsule.
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The area or parts around the mouth in certain invertebrates.
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A fringe of toothlike appendages surrounding the mouth of the spore capsule of some mosses. The teeth unfold under damp conditions and curl up under dry conditions to disperse spores gradually.
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The area or parts around the mouth in certain invertebrates, such as the echinoderms.
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(botany) One or two rings of tooth-like appendages surrounding the opening of the capsule of many mosses.
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(zoology) The parts of or surrounding the mouths of numerous invertebrates.
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The lip, or edge of the aperture, of a spiral shell.
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Origin of peristome

  • From peri- +"Ž Ancient Greek στόμα (stoma, “mouth")
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