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Pronunciation: ep-i-mer'it

Definition: The hooklike anchoring structure at the anterior end of a cephaline gregarine sporozoan; it is left embedded in tissues when the rest of the cephalont is freed in the lumen of the intestine of the invertebrate host.

[epi- + G. meros, part]

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