abjugal furrow

abjugal furrow
(ARTHROPODA: Chelicerata)
In Acari, the line separating the aspidosoma (prodorsum) and the podosoma of mites.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • aspidosoma — n. [Gr. aspis, shield; soma, body] (ARTHROPODA: Chelicerata) In Acari, the dorsal region bordered laterally by the abjugal furrow that may be indistinct or incomplete, posteriorly by the disjugal furrow, and anteriorly by the circumcapitular… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • prodorsal dehiscence — (ARTHROPODA: Chelicerata) In molting, the line of weakness following the abjugal furrow between the aspidosoma and prodosoma …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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