prohaptor

prohaptor

[prō′hap·tər]
(invertebrate zoology)
The anterior attachment organ of a typical monogenetic trematode.
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The parasite can also temporarily attach to its host by fixing its anterior extremity, the prohaptor, which consists primarily of two cephalic lobes, which produce a sticky secretion and the pharynx.
The body of the presented parasite is elongated, with an anterior elongated prohaptor and a posterior attachment opisthaptor (Figure 1).
Prohaptor lobulado constituido por cinco pares de organos cefalicos bilaterales bien desarrollados.
Prohaptor provisto de un par de pseudoventosas circulares, preorales, no bipartidas.
Prohaptor expandido, con tres pares de lobulos cefalicos alojando cada uno, un organo cefalico con conductos posteriores confluentes en glandulas cefalicas laterales a la faringe.