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- n. Alternative form of palpiger.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Same as palpiger.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In entomology, an outer lobe of the maxilla, generally thin and scale-like, bearing the maxillary palpus. See cut under galea.
Maxillary tentacle: in female Pronuba: a specialized process of palpifer.
Maxillary tendons: two slender rods in basal third of the muscid proboscis the remnant of the palpifer, to which muscles for flexing the proboscis are attached: see lora.
Palpiger: that sclerite of the labium to which the labial palpus is attached corresponds to the palpifer of the maxilla and has been used in the same general sense.
Palpigerous stipes: in Coleopterous larvae, = palpifer; q.v. Palpuli: the maxillary palpi in Lepidoptera, when visibly developed.
Lora: the chitinous bands connecting the submentum with the cardo of maxilla (Comst.): the submentum: small cords upon which the base of the proboscis is seated (Say): the anterior part of the genae at the edge of the mouth: the corneous processes to which the muscles flexing the mouth in certain Diptera are attached, and in that sense the palpifer of the maxilla: in Homoptera, the small sclerite at side of clypeus and front, extending laterally to the genae.
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