Definition of peritrophic in English:

peritrophic

adjective

Zoology
  • Relating to or designating a chitinous tube or membrane that lines the gut of many insects and some crustaceans, and is wrapped around faeces when they are expelled.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Louis Miall (1842–1921). From peri- + trophic, after French péritrophique.

Pronunciation

peritrophic

/ˌpɛrɪˈtrɒfɪk//ˌpɛrɪˈtrəʊfɪk/