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a tough semitransparent horny substance

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On the efferent side, there is a V-shaped chitinous skeleton rod.
planipennisi developmental stages from egg to late instar (braided stage) larvae were completed 7 d after oviposition and the entire host body (except chitinous cuticle, head capsules, and urogomphi) was consumed.
Indeed, for some of the categories (scales or chitinous plates, vermiform, low mobility) 2 days after fishing, means were also significantly lower in HI areas than in MI areas (Table 2).
In all of the nests, the author observed small chitinous clusters of insect fragments, especially the abdomens of flying ants, which were on the side and rim of the nest.
The style is a clear or opaque, gelatinous, tapering rod that is enclosed and rotated by cilia lining the style sac, with its anterior end protruding into the stomach, where it contacts the gastric shield, a hard, chitinous structure that forms a mortar-like socket into which the style is inserted (McQuiston 1970).
The mouth sub terminally situated, strongly was chitinous and armed.
The different spatial and temporal scales are linked by a consistent methodology using stable isotope analysis applied to chitinous invertebrate remains, which have the potential to reflect past CH4 concentrations in the water.
These insects can insert a chitinous tube in any aerial plant part.
he said: the divided chitinous body, the brilliant elytra.
Penis surrounded with short chitinous thimble-shaped, distally slantwise cut sheath.
Initially, hydrated iron oxide (ferrihydrite) crystals nucleate on a fiber-like chitinous (complex sugar) organic template.
The chitinous peaks of a horseshoe crab's shell are 'rather like the perky eyebrows I associate with clerics of a certain age'; seaweed 'swirls like a saucy Spanish skirt.
5% sodium dodecyl sulfate (a detergent) and glass beads that serve to shear the chitinous cell wall (Rakeman et al.