n.; pl. -mae [Gr. pterna, heel; torma, socket]
In scarabaeoid larvae, a stoutly curved process at the end of the laeotorma and occasionally of the dexotorma.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • apotorma — n.; pl. mae [Gr. apo, away; tormos, socket] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) In Scarabaeoidea larvae, a process that extends forward from the torma between the pternotorma and the interior end of the torma …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • dexiotorma — n.; pl. mae [Gr. dexios, on the right; torma, socket] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) 1. A small sclerotic ring of scarabaeoid larvae, extending inward from the epipharynx, occasionally bearing a heel shaped pternotorma. 2. The right torma …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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