batumen


batumen
n. [uncertain origin]
(ARTHROPODA: Insecta)
A layer of propolis, or hard cerumen plus various other materials that enclose the nest cavity of a colony of stingless bees.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • batumen plates — (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) Batumen walls partitioning portions of a larger cavity from that utilized as a nest cavity by stingless bees …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology


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