n.; pl. -li [Gr. basis, base; peri, around; phallos, penis]
In Protura, the basal ring of the periphallus, into which the acroperiphallus is sometimes retracted.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • acroperiphallus — n.; pl. li [Gr. akros, tip; peri, around; phalos, penis] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) In Protura, the distal part of the periphallus, sometimes retractable into basiperiphallus …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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