chilaria


chilaria
n. pl.; sing. chilarium [Gr. cheilos, lip]
(ARTHROPODA: Chelicerata)
In Merostomata, small rudimentary appendages on the reduced 7th (pregenital) metamere of king crabs.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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