adj. [Gr. holos, whole; mys, muscle]
Describing the longitudinal muscle cells indistinguishable as individual cells so as to appear like a single band as viewed in transverse section. This term was discarded in nematology when Butschli in 1873 showed that, by definition, no examples exist; see meromyarian, polymyarian.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • holomyarian — ho·lo·my·ar·i·an mī ar ē ən, er adj of a nematode worm having the muscle layer continuous or divided into two longitudinal zones without true muscle cells …   Medical dictionary

  • holomyarian — hol·o·my·ar·i·an …   English syllables

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