ecdysial fluid

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • molting fluid — 1. Often undetermined fluid that causes the loosening of the old cuticle. 2. (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) A fluid containing chitinase and proteinase that digests the unsclerotised cuticle (except the ecdysial membrane) …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • gland — An organized aggregation of cells functioning as a secretory or excretory organ. SYN: glandula (1) [TA]. [L. glans, acorn] accessory g. a small mass of glandular structure, detached from but lying near another and larger g., to which it is… …   Medical dictionary

  • Insect morphology — Legend of body parts Tagmata : A Head, B Thorax, C Abdomen. 1. antenna 2. ocelli (lower) 3. ocelli (upper) 4. compound eye 5. brain (cerebral ganglia) 6. prothorax …   Wikipedia

  • nervous system — Anat., Zool. 1. the system of nerves and nerve centers in an animal or human, including the brain, spinal cord, nerves, and ganglia. 2. a particular part of this system. Cf. autonomic nervous system, central nervous system, peripheral nervous… …   Universalium

  • endocrine system — Group of ductless glands that secrete hormones necessary for normal growth and development, reproduction, and homeostasis. The major endocrine glands are the hypothalamus, pituitary, thyroid, islets of Langerhans, adrenals, parathyroids, ovaries …   Universalium

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”