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- n. Alternative form of carapace.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See carapace.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as carapace.
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The last four segments, of decreasing breadth, are retractile beneath the carapax, as is also the broad plume that terminates them, and which is formed of three short, transparent, and elegantly ciliated bristles.
Then they crawled up a stone partially out of water, the carapax gradually split, and the adults readily issued therefrom -- the head first, then the legs, and finally the abdomen.
They found in its mouth the buccal pieces of the Neuroptera, and, under the carapax, five pairs of branchial tufts attached to the segments that are invisible outwardly.
Another form of augury was the examination of the marks on the carapax of a tortoise; thus the Martial King in 146 consulted, and found unfavourable, such marks -- this was before attacking the last
It has a deeply-keeled carapax, beautifully bossed, and a hideous triangular head, having curious, lobed, fleshy appendages, and nostrils prolonged into a tube.