n.; pl. -mae [Gr. dexios, on the right; torma, socket]
1. A small sclerotic ring of scarabaeoid larvae, extending inward from the epipharynx, occasionally bearing a heel-shaped pternotorma.
2. The right torma.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • nesium — n.; pl. nesia [Gr. nesion, an islet] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) In scarab beetle larvae, one or two sclerotized projecting marks between the inner end of the dexiotorma and crepis; when two are present, termed nesium externum and nesium internum;… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • paria — n.; pl. ae [Gr. pareion, cheek] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) In scarabaeoid larvae, the lateral paired region of the epipharynx from the clithrum, or epizygum and haptomerum to the dexiotorma or laetorma …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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