apotele
n. [Gr. apo, away; telos, end]
(ARTHROPODA: Chelicerata)
The terminal eudesmatic segment of the appendages of mites, generally constituting two tendons and two articulation- points; apotelic a; see pretarsus.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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