Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to the podex; uropygial; anal or pygidial, as with reference to the terminal somite of the abdomen of an insect.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Zoöl.) Anal; -- applied to certain organs of insects.

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  • adjective zoology anal; applied to certain organs of insects

Etymologies

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Latin podex, podicis, the anus.

Examples

  • Paranal lobes: = podical plates; q.v. Paraphysis: the chitinized thickenings or lateral ingrowths, usually situated at the base of the lobes in certain Diaspid genera.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

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