preoral


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pre·o·ral

(prē-ō'răl),
In front of the mouth.
[pre- + L. os (or-), mouth]

preoral

(prē-ôr′əl)
adj.
Situated in front of the mouth.

pre·o·ral

(prē-ō'răl)
In front of the mouth.
[pre- + L. os (or-), mouth]

preoral

situated rostral to the mouth; in front of the mouth.
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A fourth difference among the purebred and hybrid larvae is in the length of the preoral ciliated pit as measured along its anteroposterior axis (Fig.
The postoral, posterodorsal, and preoral arms arose as separate skeletal elements, with the postoral arms appearing first [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 1G OMITTED]; the anterolateral arms arose as part of the postoral arm skeleton.
By 3 days after fertilization, larvae had developed a nearly complete set of external ciliary structures: an apical tuft composed of a group of long cilia surrounded by shorter cilia, three equatorial ciliary bands (a preoral prototroch, circumoral food groove, and postoral metatroch), and a ventral neurotroch (Fig.
Se utilizo una metodologia de ingesta de gotas con diferentes ARNdc y diferentes concentraciones depositadas en la cavidad preoral de larvas de primer instar de la broca.
Snout fleshy, short, broadly rounded; not acute at apex, but without obvious apical lobe; angle 110[degrees] (123[degrees]); narrowly rounded when viewed laterally, becoming slightly more depressed towards apex; preoral snout length 1.
Presencia de una espina preoral que se encuentra situada ventralmente entre los dos discos succionadores.
In lancelet adults, the preoral hood extends anteriorly from the right metapleural fold, and the right series of somites develop half a segment posterior to the left series (Schubert et al.
El estomodeo inicia en la cavidad preoral y continua con la faringe y el esofago, poco diferenciados morfologicamente, pero presentan musculos externos: el buche es una zona de ensanchamiento esofageal, recubierto por musculos circulares.
Fifteen days after fertilization, the anterolateral arms began to elongate from the preoral hood and the postoral arms were 484 [micro]m (Fig.
This feeding mechanism, in which a preoral band of compound cilia (the prototroch) beats from anterior to posterior, and a postoral band of compound cilia (the metatroch) beats in the opposite direction, trapping particles between them, was described in the larvae of serpulid annelids (Strathmann et al.
One of these differences was unexpected and especially striking: in Branchiostoma, the two most anterior body cavities (the preoral pit and the rostral coelom) originate by enterocoely, whereas in Asymmetron, their likely homologs arise by schizocoely.