mesal penellipse
(ARTHROPODA: Insecta)
In larvae, a series of crochets covering at least the mesal half of the proleg, incomplete laterally; see penellipse.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • penellipse — n. [L. paene, almost; Gr. elleipsis, leaving out] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) In larvae, a series of crochets usually more than a semicircle and less than a complete circle; see lateral penellipse, mesal penellipse …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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