inhalant canal

inhalant canal

[in′hā·lənt kə‚nal]
(invertebrate zoology)
The incurrent canal in sponges and mollusks.
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The inhalant canals can be divided into two zones: (a) those of the siphon-like parts of the body, which extend above the substratum surface; and (b) the canals of the body parts that are buried within the sediment.