Embryophore

Embryophore

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.

See: coracidium.

Origin: embryo-_ g. Phoros, bearing

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