Paraptera
Parapterum Pa*rap"te*rum, n.; pl. {Paraptera}. [NL. See {Para-}, and {Pteron}.] (Zo["o]l.) A special plate situated on the sides of the mesothorax and metathorax of certain insects. [1913 Webster]

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  • paraptera — see tegulae …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • episternal paraptera — (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) One or two anterior basalar sclerites in front of the pleural process in the membrane at the base of the wings; indistinctly separated from the episternum …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • Parapterum — Pa*rap te*rum, n.; pl. {Paraptera}. [NL. See {Para }, and {Pteron}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A special plate situated on the sides of the mesothorax and metathorax of certain insects. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tegula — n.; pl. lae [L. tegula, roofing tile] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) 1. A small convex, scalelike lobe overlying the base of the fore wing; paraptera. 2. In Diptera, small anterior sclerites located in an incision of the lateral region of the notum. 3. In …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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