Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In anatomy, the terminal or ungual phalanx of a digit which bears a claw or nail; a rhizonychium.
  • n. In entomology, the last joint of an insect's tarsus, the one to which the ungues or claws are attached.

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Examples

  • Thorax: the anterior margin of the prothorax slightly rebordered; the anterior coxæ with a spot in front and two spots on the postscutellum yellow; the anterior and intermediate tibiæ beneath, the tarsi beneath and the claw-joint entirely, ferruginous; wings hyaline with a fuscous stain along the anterior margin of the superior pair; the metathorax oblique and slightly concave, with an acute stout tooth on each side.

    Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society - Vol. 3 Zoology

  • Thorax thinly covered with long yellow pubescence, which is most dense at the sides of the metathorax; the tibiæ, tarsi, and posterior femora ferruginous; the claw-joint of the tarsi black; the tibiæ and tarsi with black spines; the wings fulvo-hyaline, their apex with a narrow fuscous border, the nervures ferruginous.

    Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society - Vol. 3 Zoology

  • Thorax: the posterior margin of the prothorax, the tegulæ, scutellum, and a quadrate spot on each side of the metathorax at its base yellow; the legs ferruginous, with the coxæ, trachanters, and claw-joint of the tarsi black; wings fulvo-hyaline, the nervures ferruginous, a fuscous spot at the apex of the anterior pair; the meso - and metathorax transversely striated, the latter with a yellow spot at the insertion of the petiole.

    Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society - Vol. 3 Zoology

  • Thorax sprinkled with white pubescence above, the sides more thickly clothed with the same; above, the thorax is transversely rugose, on the metathorax becoming more regularly striate; the metathorax has a central longitudinal carina and also one on each side; the legs sprinkled with erect white hairs; the tarsi pale rufo-testaceous with the claw-joint black; wings subhyaline, with a broad light-fuscous stain along the centre of the anterior pair; a hyaline streak crosses them at the base of the stigma.

    Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society - Vol. 3 Zoology

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