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Clitellum

  • Definition: Thickened saddlelike portion of certain midbody segments of many oligochaetes and leeches. Produces the cocoon in which eggs are deposited during sexual reproduction.

    Source: Hickman, C.P., et al. 2011. Integrated Principles of Zoology. Fifteenth Edition. McGraw-Hill Higher Education.

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