from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A slash in or a slender lobe of a leaf or petal.
- noun The apex of the insect maxilla.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In botany, a long slash or incision in a leaf, petal, or similar organ; also, one of the narrow lobes or segments resulting from such incisions.
- noun In entomology, the apex of the maxilla, especially when it is slender and bladelike, as in many Coleoptera. See
galea, 1 .
- noun A genus of mollusks: same as
- noun A genus of protozoans.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun One of the narrow, jagged, irregular pieces or divisions which form a sort of fringe on the borders of the petals of some flowers.
- noun A narrow, slender portion of the edge of a monophyllous calyx, or of any irregularly incised leaf.
- noun (Zoöl.) The posterior, inner process of the stipes on the maxillæ of insects.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun botany One of the narrow, jagged, irregular pieces or divisions which form a sort of fringe on the borders of the
petalsof some flowers.
- noun botany A narrow, slender portion of the edge of a
monophyllous calyx, or of any irregularly incised leaf.
- noun zoology The
posteriorinner processof the stipeson the maxillaeof insects.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
Maecenas sollicitudin lacinia dolor vel vestibulum.
Lobes: of the maxilla; see galea (outer) and lacinia (inner): of the mentum in Coleoptera, are the lateral expansions shielding the base of the central organs.
Lacinia exteriores and interiores: in Apidae, the palpiger and paraglossa often used for the gales and lacinia of maxilla.
Ingluvies: the crop; q.v. Inner lobe: of maxilla = lacinia: q.v. Inner margin: the line extending along the lower or interior edge of the wing from the base to the hind or anal angle.
Digitus: the terminal joint of the tarsus, bearing the claws: a small appendage attached to the lacinia of the maxilla; rarely present and probably tactile.
Mala maxillae: the globes of maxilla; outer or galea, inner or lacinia; where only one is present, the term refers to that one.
It is described as having an opening large enough to admit the head and the right arm and shoulder, which were left exposed, having a sort of lappet, or flap (lacinia), which was brought under the right arm and thrown over the left shoulder, forming the
Lacrumantem lacinia tenet lacrumans. quidnam esse dicam? taciti auscultemus.
The galea, or middle division, forms a simple lobe, while the lacinia has two large chitinous teeth on the inner edge, and internally four or five hairs arising from a thin edge.
The mouth-parts in this genus are much as in Tomocerus, the maxillæ ending in a lacinia and palpus.