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Pronunciation: sat'e-lit


  1. A minor structure accompanying a more important or larger one; a vein accompanying an artery, or a small or secondary lesion adjacent to a larger one.
  2. The posterior member of a pair of gregarine gamonts in syzygy, several of which may be found in some species.

[L. satelles (sattelit-), attendant]

See Also: primite

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