combs
n. pl. [A.S. camb, comb]
1. Any of various comb-like processes.
2. (ARTHROPODA: Insecta)
a. A row of specialized spines or scales of Culicidae larvae centered on each side of abdominal segment eight; certain hairs on the upper surface of the maxillae used to clean the mouth brushes; see lateral combs. b. Ridges of cuticle that frequently bear spines; see comb.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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