n. [Gr. askos, bag; poros, channel]
(BRYOZOA: Gymnolaemata)
In some Cheilostomata, a small opening in the frontal wall connecting the ascus to the external environment.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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