Definition of opisthogastric in English:

opisthogastric

adjective

  • 1Zoology. Designating or situated on the underside (venter) of the opisthosoma of certain mites.

  • 2Zoology. Relating to or designating an earthworm that has one or more intestinal gizzards.

Origin

Mid 19th century (in an earlier sense). From opistho- + gastric.

Pronunciation

opisthogastric

/əˌpɪsθəˈɡastrɪk/