n. [Gr. choane, funnel; soma, body]
That area of the body that houses choanocyte chambers.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • choanosome — cho·a·no·some …   English syllables

  • choanosome — ˈkōə(ˌ)nōˌsōm, kōˈanəˌs noun ( s) Etymology: choan + some : the inner layer containing the choanocytes of a sponge …   Useful english dictionary

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  • choanosomal — |kōə(ˌ)nō|sōməl, kō|anə|s adjective : of or relating to a choanosome …   Useful english dictionary

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