odontophore n. [Gr. odous, tooth; phoreus, bearer] 1. (MOLL: Gastropoda) The cartilaginous supporting organ of the radula, tongue or lingual ribbon possessing a complicated series of lingual teeth; Huxley included the radula. see buccal mass. 2. (NEMATA) A rigid section of the anterior alimentary tract from the base of the odontostyle to the beginning of the esophageal musculature, often with flanges or knobs for muscle attachment.
odontostyle, odontostylet n. [Gr. odous, tooth; stylos, column] (NEMATA: Adenophorea) A stylet derived from an odontium terminating with a dorsally oblique aperture, and originating in the esophageal wall.
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