n. [L. camera, chamber; stoma, mouth]
(ARTHROPODA: Chelicerata)
A ventral groove in the propodosome of Acarina, wherein lies the capitulum (gnathosoma).

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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