conchate
adj. [L. concha, shell; -atus, provided with]
1. Conchiform.
2. (ARTHROPODA: Insecta)
In Orthoptera, having a shell-like inflation of the auricle in the tibia.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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