bothridium
n.; pl. -ria [Gr. dim. bothros, trench]
1. (ARTHROPODA: Chelicerata)
A chitinous cavity or projecting cup in which a bothridial seta is inserted; (bothridial seta + bothridium = trichobothrium).
2. (PLATYHELMINTHES: Cestoda)
One of 4 muscular lappets on the scolex of a tapeworm, often highly specialized with many types of adaptations for adhesion.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • phyllidium — n. [Gr. phyllon, leaf] (PLATYHELMINTHES: Cestoda) Leaf shaped outgrowth on the side of the scolex; bothridium …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • trichobothrium — n.; pl. ria [Gr. thrix, hair; bothros, pit] (ARTHROPODA: Chelicerata) A compound structure of many groups consisting of a small cavity (bothridium) and variously shaped setae (bothridial setae) that function as vibro and anemoreceptors …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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