n. [Gr. aspis, shield; soma, body]
(ARTHROPODA: Chelicerata)
In Acari, the dorsal region bordered laterally by the abjugal furrow that may be indistinct or incomplete, posteriorly by the disjugal furrow, and anteriorly by the circumcapitular furrows.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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