pygidial
adjective see pygidium

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Pygidial — Pygidium Le terme de pygidium ou telson désigne le dernier tergite abdominal. © Anatomie d un trilobite …   Wikipédia en Français

  • pygidial — See pygidium. * * * …   Universalium

  • pygidial — adjective Of, or pertaining to, the pygidium …   Wiktionary

  • pygidial — py·gid·i·al …   English syllables

  • pygidial — (ˈ)pī|jidēəl adjective Etymology: New Latin pygidium + English al : of, relating to, or constituting a pygidium * * * pygidˈial adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑pygidium …   Useful english dictionary

  • pygidial glands — (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) 1. In Coleoptera, paired organs opening beneath the last abdominal tergite that function to secrete a corrosive, pungent defense fluid, or a substance that lowers surface tension of the water to increase propulsion; also… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • pygidial incision — see anal cleft pygidial plate (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) In Hymenoptera, a flat plate surrounded by a carina or line, sometimes an apical projection on the 6th gastral tergite in females and 7th in males …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • pygidial fringe — (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) In homopteran Coccoidea, the projecting ends of the lateral margin of the pygidium; the lateris …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • pygidial setae — see anal setae …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • post-pygidial gland — (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) In Formicidae, a gland associated with the membrane between abdominal terga 7 and 8, sometimes large; function unknown; see pygidial glands …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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