endite
n. [Gr. endon, within]
1. The inner lobe of any limb segment.
2. (ARTHROPODA: Chelicerata)
The plate borne by the coxa of the pedipalps of most spiders, that functions as a crushing jaw.
3. (ARTHROPODA: Crustacea)
The inwardly (medially) directed lobe of the precoxa, coxa, basis, or ischium.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • Endite — En*dite, v. t. See {Indite}. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • endite — ( ) [Holthuis, 1993]. Schematic drawing of a thoracic leg. [Holthuis, 1993] A mesial lobe like extension of a podomere or such an extension from the axial part of an unsegmented appendage [Hobbs, Hobbs, and Daniel 1977]. A non specific term to… …   Crustacea glossary

  • endite — noun One of the mouthparts of a spider or other arachnids, specifically the lobe of the palpal coxa lateral to the labium …   Wiktionary

  • endite — n. appendage located on the inside of arthropod limbs; mouthpart on the upper mandible of some arachnids (used for chewing) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • endite — [ ɛndʌɪt] noun Zoology an inwardly directed lobe on a limb segment of an arthropod. Origin C19: from endo + ite1 …   English new terms dictionary

  • endite — en·dite …   English syllables

  • endite — I. ə̇nˈdīt, en archaic variant of indite II. ˈenˌdīt noun ( s) Etymology: end + ite 1. : one of the appendages of the inner side of the limb of an arthropod …   Useful english dictionary

  • endite lobes — (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) The lacinia and galea on the inner apical angle of the stipes …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • coxal endite — (ARTHROPODA: Crustacea) A lobe issuing from the inner margin of the coxa …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • coxal endite — Lobe produced from inner margin of coxa [McLaughlin, 1980] …   Crustacea glossary

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