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- n. One of a pair of small appendages of the lingua or labium of certain insects.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of a pair of small appendages of the lingua or labium of certain insects. See Illust. under hymenoptera.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of a pair of appendages, right and left, of the ligula, placed usually on each side of the gloss; whence the name.
Lateral lobe: of the labium in Odonata, corresponds to the paraglossa with palpiger and palpus (Gerstaecker) or, more probably, to the palpus alone (Butler).
Lacinia exteriores and interiores: in Apidae, the palpiger and paraglossa often used for the gales and lacinia of maxilla.