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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In musical instruments with a keyboard, a finger-key or digital.
  • n. In entomology, same as empodium.


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  • 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

  • Coleoptera; the bifid pseudotarsi between the claws: used also as = pulvillus; and see arolium, onychium, palmula, paronychium, plantula, pseudonychium and pulvillus.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology


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