Definition of polystomatous in English:

polystomatous

adjective

Zoology
  • Having or characterized by several mouths or openings.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in George Scrope (1797–1876), geologist and political economist. From poly- + -stomatous. With the use in quot. 1825 compare French polystome.

Pronunciation

polystomatous

/ˌpɒlɪˈstɒmətəs//ˌpɒlɪˈstəʊmətəs/