Difference between revisions of "antefurca"

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|lexical category=noun; plural <b>antefurcae</b>
 
|lexical category=noun; plural <b>antefurcae</b>
 
|etymology=Latin <i>ante</i>, before; <i>furca</i>, fork
 
|etymology=Latin <i>ante</i>, before; <i>furca</i>, fork
|definition=([[Arthropoda]]: [[Insecta]]) The internal chitinous forked process projecting into the thoracic cavity from the anterior thoracic segment.
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|definition=([[Arthropoda]]: [[Insecta]]) The [[internal]] [[chitinous]] forked [[process]] projecting into the [[thoracic]] [[cavity]] from the [[anterior]] [[thoracic]] [[segment]].
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Latest revision as of 00:39, 14 September 2013

antefurca (noun; plural antefurcae; Latin ante, before; furca, fork): (Arthropoda: Insecta) The internal chitinous forked process projecting into the thoracic cavity from the anterior thoracic segment.