solenoglyphous love


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  • adj. Having nublike maxillae each supporting a single hollow fang that points posteriorly, the mouth opening wide so that the fang swings into position to inject venom deeply.


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  • These range from the bacterial type III secretion systems, the cnidarian nematocysts, the toxoglossate radula and apparatus of Conus, the parasitic physiology of Wuchereria bancrofti, the piercing / sucking mouthparts of predaceous insects, and the solenoglyphous skull, pit organs, and venom apparatus of pit vipers.



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