n.; pl. -nida [Gr. dim. kteis, comb]
1. (ARTHROPODA: Insecta)
a. A series of stout, peg-like spines on the head (genal ctenidium) and first thoracic tergite (pronotal ctenidium) of many fleas. b. A row of comblike bristles on the hind tarsus of Psocoptera.
2. (CTENOPHORA/MOLLUSCA) A respiratory gill-comb; see gill.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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