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Origin: L, a stock.

(Science: zoology) The second joint of a maxilla of an insect or a crustacean.

An eyestalk.

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Insects' mouthparts

... and hypopharynx. In the first one there is written that praementum only bears glossae, paraglossae and labial palps, mentum is homologous to stipes, submentum homologous to cardo and hypopharynx arose from merging the sterna of labial segments. However the second one claims that praementum ...

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by SU_reptile
Tue May 02, 2006 11:15 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Insects' mouthparts
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