n. pl. [Gr. arche, beginning; pherein, to carry]
1. Individuals with modified cleavage in which yolk is stored in the oocytes; entolecithal eggs; see neophorans.
2. Archoophora A former division of the Tubellaria; a superorder.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • neophorans — n. pl. [Gr. neos, new; pherein, to carry] (PLATYHELMINTHES: Turbellaria) 1. Individuals in which the yolk and oocytes are produced by a separate gland, or are produced in separate parts of an ovovitellarium; ectolecithal eggs; see archoophorans.… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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