Definition: A membrane or wall around the hexacanth embryo of tapeworms, forming the inner portion of the eggshell. In the genus Taenia, the embryophore is exceptionally thick, with radial striations that form a highly protective structure; in the genus Diphyllobothrium, the embryophore is ciliated and enhances the aquatic life cycle of this and other pseudophyllid cestodes.
[embryo- + G. phoros, bearing]
See Also: coracidium
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