paratomy

paratomy
n. [Gr. para, beside; tomos, cut]
(ANNELIDA)
Designating the reproduction by fission with regeneration following preparatory internal tissue reorganization; see architomy.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • paratomy — pəˈrad.əmē noun ( es) Etymology: para (I) + tomy : reproduction by fission along a special division zone following organization of the structures of a new individual from blastema tissue compare architomy * * * paratomy see para 1 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • paratomy — pa·rat·o·my …   English syllables

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  • Chaetogaster — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Annelida Class: Oligochaeta …   Wikipedia

  • architomy — n. [Gr. arche, beginning; tome, cut] (ANNELIDA) Designating reproduction by fission, with regeneration after separation of heads and/or tails; see paratomy …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • architomy — ärˈkid.əmē noun ( es) Etymology: archi + tomy : reproduction by fission followed by bodily reorganization (as in certain annelids) compare paratomy …   Useful english dictionary

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