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Definition 1: region around the mouth in various invertebrates - [noun denoting animal]

(peristome is a kind of ...) a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing and its construction and arrangement

"he has good bone structure"

(... is part of peristome) any animal lacking a backbone or notochord; the term is not used as a scientific classification

Definition 2: (botany) fringe of toothlike appendages surrounding the mouth of a moss capsule - [noun denoting plant]

(peristome is a kind of ...) a natural projection or outgrowth from a plant body or organ

(... is part of peristome) a dry dehiscent seed vessel or the spore-containing structure of e.g. mosses

(peristome belongs to category ...) the branch of biology that studies plants

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