Apopyle



(in sponges) a pore in each of the saclike chambers formed by the evagination of the body wall, through which water passes into the excurrent canals.

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    aporepressor aporepressor ap·o·re·pres·sor (āp’ə-rĭ-prěs’ər) n. A repressor that combines with a specific corepressor to inhibit transcription of certain genes; it is a homeostatic mechanism for the regulation of repressible enzyme systems. Also called inactive repressor.

  • Aporetic

    adjective tending to doubt Examples The aporetic voice is that which expresses wonder and perplexity. Word Origin from a Greek word meaning ‘to be at a loss’ adj. c.1600, from French aporetique, from Greek aporetikos, from aporeein “to be at a loss,” from aporos “impassable, impracticable, very difficult; hard to deal with; at a loss,” […]



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    Rhetoric. the expression of a simulated or real doubt, as about where to begin or what to do or say. Logic, Philosophy. a difficulty encountered in establishing the theoretical truth of a proposition, created by the presence of evidence both for and against it. Contemporary Examples Often Socratic conversation induces utter confusion—the ancient Greek word […]

  • Aporiae

    Rhetoric. the expression of a simulated or real doubt, as about where to begin or what to do or say. Logic, Philosophy. a difficulty encountered in establishing the theoretical truth of a proposition, created by the presence of evidence both for and against it. Historical Examples And these aporiae hardly touch knots—only very small spots—in […]



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