Definitions

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  • n. A bristle-like or pad-like structure between the tarsal claws of Diptera.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In entomology, a claw-like organ which in many genera of insects is seen between the ungues or true claws.

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Examples

  • Arolium - ia: cushion-like pads on the tarsi of many insects: one of the lobes of the pulvillus; in Orthoptera, used only for the terminal pad between the claws: see empodium; pulvillus; palmula; plantula; onychium, paronychium, pseudonychium.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

  • Diptera; see empodium: a more or less retractile process on the feet of some beetles: in Hymenoptera, the apical tarsal joint bearing the claws: see also arolium and pulvillus.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

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