plectron


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Synonyms for plectron

a small thin device (of metal or plastic or ivory) used to pluck a stringed instrument

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2E) is only slightly produced into a small nonarticulating palp and a long slender plectron.
Maxilliped of subrectangular anterior articles and much smaller subtriangular posterior article; anteromedial corner produced into blunt minutely setose point but not distinct palp; plectron acutely pointed, markedly extended anteriorly and tightly pressed against margin of anterior article.
3E) subovate in outline, its anteromedial corner produced into prominent, extended and distinctly articulating palp, its posterior article extended anteromedially into slender sharp plectron.