aeropyle
n. [Gr. aer, air; pyle, orifice]
(ARTHROPODA: Insecta)
1. Rings of cells.
2. In the follicular epithelium, functioning in secretions for chorion formation.
3. Small pores between plastron and spiracles in spiracular gills.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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