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  • n. Plural form of hooklet.


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  • Stomach contents of a metriorhynchid were described by Dave Martill (1986) and included cephalopod hooklets, a belemnite guard and some long bones that Dave identified as those of the pterosaur Rhamphorhynchus.

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  • The haptor is a single disc with one to three pairs of large hooks and many marginal hooklets.


  • The _armed embryo_ uses its hooklets in boring its way through the wall of the intestine.

    Common Diseases of Farm Animals

  • This larva attaches itself to the mucous membrane of the nostrils with two hooklets by which it gradually works into the air cavities of the head, remaining there for about ten months.

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  • The lepidopterous caterpillar, in our countries at least, has never more than five pairs of pro-legs, situated on the third, fourth, fifth, sixth, and tenth abdominal segments; each of these pro-legs bears a number of minute hooklets, arranged in a circular or crescentic pattern, which assist the caterpillar in clinging to its food-plant.

    The Life-Story of Insects

  • The saw-fly caterpillar, on the other hand, may have as many as eight pairs of pro-legs, the series beginning on the second abdominal segment; here, however, the pro-legs have no hooklets.

    The Life-Story of Insects

  • The parasite possesses around its mouth a row of minute plates somewhat resembling hooklets, by means of which it grasps hold of the mucous membrane of the intestine and bruises it sufficiently to cause the blood to flow; with this blood the parasite nourishes itself.

    Health on the Farm A Manual of Rural Sanitation and Hygiene

  • The head is hemispherical and armed with a double row of twenty or thirty hooklets.

    The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English or, Medicine Simplified, 54th ed., One Million, Six Hundred and Fifty Thousand

  • Acid-fast staining hooklets Echinococcus granulosus


  • It's well known that ichthyosaur cololites contains lots of cephalopod hooklets as well as fish scales and whatnot (e.g.,

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