adj. [Gr. amphi, on both sides; stoma, mouth]
Bearing a sucker at each extremity.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • Amphistomous — Am*phis to*mous, a. [Gr. ? + ? mouth.] (Zo[ o]l.) Having a sucker at each extremity, as certain entozoa, by means of which they adhere. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • amphistomous — (ˈ)am|fistəməs adjective Etymology: New Latin amphistomus, from Greek amphistomos with a double mouth, from amphi + stomos (from stoma mouth) more at stomach zoology : having a sucker at each extremity * * * amphistomous /am fisˈtə məs/ adjective …   Useful english dictionary

  • amphistomous — am·phis·to·mous …   English syllables

  • paramphistomum — stəməm noun Usage: capitalized Etymology: New Latin, from para (I) + Greek amphistomon, neuter of amphistomos with a double mouth more at amphistomous : a genus (the type of the family Paramphistomidae) of conical digenetic trematodes with a… …   Useful english dictionary

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