Proctodeum definition

prŏktə-dēəm
An inward fold on the surface of the embryonic ectoderm that develops into part of the anal passage.
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An inward fold on the surface of the embryonic ectoderm that develops into part of the anal passage.
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The back ectodermal part of an alimentary canal.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of proctodeum - proctodum, proctodaeum

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
proctodeum
Plural:
proctodea, proctodeums

Origin of proctodeum

  • New Latin prōctodeum Greek prōktos anus New Latin -odeum (probably from Greek hodaion) (neuter of hodaios on the way) (from hodos way)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek πρωκτός (prōktós) with ὁδαῖος (odaîos), of ὁδός (odós).

    From Wiktionary