adj. [Gr. leptos, thin; deras, hide, leather]
With caudal alae restricted to two sides of the body and not surrounding or meeting posterior to the tail tip; see peloderan.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • adanal bursa — (NEMATA) Referring to a bursa not enclosing the tail terminus; leptoderan …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • arakoderan — adj. [Gr. arake, bowl; deros, skin] (NEMATODA: Secernentea) Pertaining to a caudal ala that completely surrounds the cloacal area; see leptoderan, peloderan …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • peloderan — adj. [Gr. pella, cup, bowl; deros, skin] (NEMATA) Pertaining to caudal alae that meet at the male tail tip; see leptoderan …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • postalar tail — (NEMATODA: Secernentea) That segment of the tail posterior to the leptoderan bursa or caudal alae …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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