n. [Gr. stichos, row; soma, body]
(NEMATODA: Adenophorea)
A longitudinal series of cells (stichocytes) that form the posterior esophageal glands.

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  • stichosome — stich·o·some …   English syllables

  • stichosome — ˈstikəˌsōm noun ( s) Etymology: Greek stichos row, line + English some : a column of glandular cells associated with the esophagus of various nematodes …   Useful english dictionary

  • distich — n. [Gr. distichos, of two rows] 1. Two vertical rows; two ranked. 2. (NEMATODA: Adenophorea) In Mermithida, the stichosome esophagus with a row of gland cells on either side of the esophagus and external to it; diplostichous; distichous a; see… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • Trichurida — Taxobox name = Trichurida regnum = Animalia phylum = Nematoda classis = Adenophorea subclassis = Enoplia ordo = Trichiurida subdivision ranks = Families subdivision = Trichuridae TrichinellidaeThe order Trichiurida includes these families of… …   Wikipedia

  • diplostichous — adj. [Gr. diploos, twofold; stichos, line] 1. Arranged in two rows or series. 2. (NEMATODA: Adenophorea) In Mermithida, the stichosome …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • mermitoid esophagus — see stichosome …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • stichocyte — n. [Gr. stichos, row; kytos, container] (NEMATODA: Adenophorea) An individual cell of a stichosome …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • Mermithida — Trichurida Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Nematoda Class: Adenophorea Subclass …   Wikipedia

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