choana cho·a·na (kō’ə-nə)
n. pl. cho·a·nae (-nē’)
The opening into the nasopharynx of the nasal cavity on either side; posterior naris.
n. also chode, “penis,” c.1968, U.S. teen slang, of unknown origin. Guesses include supposed Navajo chodis “penis” [“Cassell’s Dictionary of Slang” 2005], or a supposed Hindi, Bengali or Gujarati vernacular word for “copulate” [“New Hacker’s Dictionary,” 1996]. noun
[koh-uh-nuh-sahyt, koh-an-uh-] /ˈkoʊ ə nəˌsaɪt, koʊˈæn ə-/ noun, Zoology. 1. one of the flagellated cells lining the inner cavity of a sponge, having a collar of protoplasm encircling the base of the flagellum. /ˈkəʊənəˌsaɪt/ noun 1. any of the flagellated cells in sponges that maintain a flow of water through the body. A collar of […]
[koh-uh-noh-flaj-uh-leyt] /ˌkoʊ ə noʊˈflædʒ əˌleɪt/ noun, Zoology. 1. any flagellate of the genera Monosiga and Proterospongia, having a protoplasmic collar encircling the base of the flagellum.
[choht] /tʃoʊt/ noun 1. Joseph Hodges, 1832–1917, U.S. lawyer and diplomat. 2. Rufus, 1799–1859, U.S. lawyer, orator, and statesman. adj. “finished, complete,” mistaken back-formation from inchoate (q.v.) as though that word contained in- “not.” First attested 1878 in letter from Oliver Wendell Holmes lamenting barbarisms in legal case writing (he said he found choate in […]