prostheca
(pros-the\'kah)
An extension of a bacterial cell, including the plasma membrane and cell wall, that is narrower than the mature cell.

Microbiology. . 2009.

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  • mandibular palp — 1. (ARTHROPODA: Crustacea) In Cirripedia, distally articulated part of the mandible functioning in feeding or cleaning; in Acrothoracica associated with the mandibular gnathobase; setose lobe on labrum. 2. (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) see prostheca …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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