astomatous
Without a mouth. SYN: astomous.

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asto·ma·tous (')ā-'stäm-ət-əs, -'stōm- adj having no mouth esp lacking a cytostome <\astomatous ciliates>

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astom·a·tous (ə-stomґə-təs) [a-1 + stomat- + -ous] having no mouth, such as certain ciliates.

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  • Astomatous — A*stom a*tous, Astomous As to*mous, a. [Gr. a priv. + ?, ?, mouth.] Not possessing a mouth. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • astomatous — [ā stäm′ə təs, āstō′mətəs] adj. [ A 2 + STOMATOUS] Biol. without a stoma …   English World dictionary

  • astomatous — /ay stom euh teuhs, ay stoh meuh /, adj. Zool., Bot. having no mouth, stoma, or stomata. [1850 55; A 6 + STOMATOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • astomatous — adj. lacking a mouth, without a mouth …   English contemporary dictionary

  • astomatous — a•stom•a•tous [[t]eɪˈstɒm ə təs, eɪˈstoʊ mə [/t]] adj. bot zool. having no mouth, stoma, or stomata • Etymology: 1850–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • astomatous — /əˈstɒmətəs/ (say uh stomuhtuhs), /əˈstoʊ / (say uh stoh ) adjective Botany, Zoology having no mouth, stoma, or stomata. {a 6 + Greek stoma mouth + ous} …   Australian English dictionary

  • astomatous —   a. lacking mouth or stomata …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • astomatous — adjective having no mouth or mouthlike opening • Syn: ↑mouthless • Ant: ↑stomatous • Topics: ↑biology, ↑biological science …   Useful english dictionary

  • Astomous — Astomatous A*stom a*tous, Astomous As to*mous, a. [Gr. a priv. + ?, ?, mouth.] Not possessing a mouth. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mouthless — adjective having no mouth or mouthlike opening • Syn: ↑astomatous • Ant: ↑stomatous (for: ↑astomatous) • Topics: ↑biology, ↑biological science …   Useful english dictionary

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