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  • n. Alternative form of palpiger.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Same as palpiger.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In entomology, an outer lobe of the maxilla, generally thin and scale-like, bearing the maxillary palpus. See cut under galea.


palpus + Latin ferre to bear. (Wiktionary)


  • Maxillary tentacle: in female Pronuba: a specialized process of palpifer.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

  • Maxillary tendons: two slender rods in basal third of the muscid proboscis the remnant of the palpifer, to which muscles for flexing the proboscis are attached: see lora.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

  • Palpiger: that sclerite of the labium to which the labial palpus is attached corresponds to the palpifer of the maxilla and has been used in the same general sense.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

  • Palpigerous stipes: in Coleopterous larvae, = palpifer; q.v. Palpuli: the maxillary palpi in Lepidoptera, when visibly developed.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

  • Lora: the chitinous bands connecting the submentum with the cardo of maxilla (Comst.): the submentum: small cords upon which the base of the proboscis is seated (Say): the anterior part of the genae at the edge of the mouth: the corneous processes to which the muscles flexing the mouth in certain Diptera are attached, and in that sense the palpifer of the maxilla: in Homoptera, the small sclerite at side of clypeus and front, extending laterally to the genae.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology


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