dorsal scale

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dorsal scale: 1. (G.T.)

2. (Arthropoda: Insecta) a. The wax and exuviae cover resting tentlike over the body of armored scale. b. Usually two peglike cibarial setae borne lateral and/or posterior to the anterior hard palate of the clypeopalatum of mosquitoes.