rhabditiform esophagus

rhabditiform esophagus

an anterior esophagus shaped like a club connecting through a narrow neck (isthmus) to a bulbous posterior part (corpus); all free-living nematodes have an esophagus of this type.
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Characteristic of Halicephalobus deletrix, a rhabditiform esophagus containing a corpus, isthmus, and bulb was observed (Figure 2, E).
The typical morphologic features of Halicephalobus deletrix are the distinctive rhabditiform esophagus with corpus, isthmus, and bulb and the dorsiflexed ovary.