haematodocha
n. [Gr. haima, blood; doche, receptacle]
(ARTHROPODA: Chelicerata)
A fibro-elastic sac at the base of the palpus of certain male spiders that fills with hemolymph and becomes distended during pairing.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • haematodocha — noun An elastic sac of tissue within the palp of male arachnids, which fills with blood during insemination. The elastic haematodochae are then distended hydraulically, pushing out and rotating the sclerites of the palpal organs, some of which… …   Wiktionary

  • haematodocha — hae·ma·to·do·cha …   English syllables

  • haematodocha — ˌhēməd.ōˈdōkə, ˌhem , hēˌmad.əˈ noun ( s) Etymology: New Latin, from hemat + Greek dochē receptacle : a fibrous elastic sac in the palpus of male spiders that is distended with hemolymph during pairing …   Useful english dictionary

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  • hematodocha — См. haematodocha …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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