virgo-forcipate trophus

virgo-forcipate trophus

[′vər·gō ′fȯr·sə·pət ‚träf·əs]
(invertebrate zoology)
A type of muscular chamber in rotifers containing jaws of a cuticular material intermediate between a piercing and grasping type of structure.
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