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peristome (zoology)

Term: peristome (zoology)

Literally meaning: around the mouth”

Origin/Etymology: Anc Greek

περί-/peri- (=combining form meaning  “around”)
+στόμα/stome(=mouth)

Coined/History

Definition
Peristome is a membranous or other structure that surrounds the moth in some invertebrates

FAMOUS AND ANCIENT