mesospermalege
n. [Gr. mesos, middle; sperma, seed; L. legere, to gather]
(ARTHROPODA: Insecta)
A special pouch in certain females for reception of sperm; Ribaga\'s or Berlese\'s organ.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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