Difference between revisions of "obturaculum"

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|etymology=Latin diminutive <i>obturare</i>, to plug or close
 
|etymology=Latin diminutive <i>obturare</i>, to plug or close
|definition=([[Arthropoda]]: [[Insecta]]) In Anoplura, a connective-like tissue structure that divides the hemocoel of the head from the thoracic hemocoel; continuous posteriorly with a heavy coat surrounding the thoracic ganglia; neck-plug.
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|definition=([[Arthropoda]]: [[Insecta]]) In Anoplura, a [[connective]]-like [[tissue]] [[structure]] that divides the [[hemocoel]] of the [[head]] from the thoracic [[hemocoel]]; continuous posteriorly with a heavy coat surrounding the [[thoracic ganglia]]; [[neck]]-plug.
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Latest revision as of 00:41, 14 September 2013

obturaculum (noun; Latin diminutive obturare, to plug or close): (Arthropoda: Insecta) In Anoplura, a connective-like tissue structure that divides the hemocoel of the head from the thoracic hemocoel; continuous posteriorly with a heavy coat surrounding the thoracic ganglia; neck-plug.