2. (Arthropoda: Insecta) a. In Blattoidea, a pair of linear sclerites extending toward the lateral mouth angle on each side of the proximal half of the hypopharynx. b. In Coleoptera, extends from the adoral face upwards to end in the lateral walls of the stomodeum; fultura. c. Suspensory ligaments that insert into the body wall or dorsal diaphragm suspending developing ovaries in the hemocoel.