n. [L. digitulus, little finger]
Appendages in the form of dilated or knobbed hairs on the feet of scale insects; see empodium.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • empodium — n.; pl. dia [Gr. en, in; pous, foot] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) A median bristle , spine or lobe like process arising ventrally at the apex of the last tarsal segment, usually from the unguitractor plate; see arolium, digitules …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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