mouth

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NAME:

  mouth


DEFINITON:

  The sole point of entry and exit for the Triclad planarian flatworm gut. The mouth is connected to the pharyngeal pouch to allow for exit and re-entry of the pharynx on the ventral side of the animal. The mouth contains several cell types, including epithelial cells, muscle, and secretory cells.


TERM DEFINITION CITATIONS:

  OCLC:16809160


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TERM ID:

  PLANA:0000072


ABOUT THIS TERM:

mouth

  ↳is a material entity and organ

  ↳contained in ventral region of the whole animal, posterior region of the whole animal and parapharyngeal region

  ↳existence overlaps Stage 6, juvenile, asexual adult, adult hermaphrodite, Stage 8 and Stage 7

  ↳existence starts during or after Stage 6

  ↳part of digestive system


  → oral opening part of mouth



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