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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epimerite(ĕp″ĭ-mĕr′īt) [″ + meros, part]
An organelle of certain protozoa by which they attach themselves to epithelial cells.
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