copulatory chamber


copulatory chamber
(ANNELIDA: Oligochaeta)
An invagination containing the male pore that reaches through the body wall into the coelom; bursa copulatrix; copulatory pouch.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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