elbowed antenna

elbowed antenna
(ARTHROPODA: Insecta)
An antenna with the first segment elongated and the remaining segments coming off the first segment in an obtuse angle; a geniculate antenna.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • geniculate — n. [L. dim. genu, knee] 1. Bent; elbowed; bent in an obtuse angle. 2. (ARTHROPODA) The antenna of arthropods, i.e., insects and crustaceans. 3. (ARTHROPODA: Chelicerata) The base of the chelicerae in some spiders …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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