n., pl. -li [L. hamulus, little hook]
1. A hook or hooklike process.
2. (ARTHROPODA: Insecta)
a. In certain Hymenoptera, a row of minute hooks along the costal margin of the hind wing to unite the front and hind wings in flight; has been spelled humule. b. In male Odonata, one of a pair of anterior(is) and posterior(is) clasps of the genitalia (fenestra) for grasping the female. c. In Siphonaptera, one of a pair of movable sclerites originating from the lateral wall of the aedeagal palliolum.
In monogenetic forms, large hooks on the opisthaptor; anchors.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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