ootype


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ootype

[′ō·ə‚tīp]
(invertebrate zoology)
In trematodes and tapeworms, a thickening of the oviduct near the ovaries.
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Oviduct emerges from mid posterior part of ovary and extends posteriorly receiving principal vitelline and seminal receptacle ducts, which unite with ootype, surrounded by Mehlis's gland.