first maxillae

first maxillae
(ARTHROPODA: Insecta)
The second pair of appendages belonging to the mouth, posterior to the mandibles or jaws; the maxillae.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • maxillae — Second maxilla; mouthparts immediately posterior to maxillules sessile eyes eyes set directly on the head [Brusca and Brusca, 2002]. The appendages of the 5th and 6th head segments are the first and second pairs of maxillae respectively (Fig. 3) …   Crustacea glossary

  • maxillule — Cephalic appendages next behind mandible, serving as mouth part. (Syn. first maxilla, maxillula. In cirripeds, also termed inner maxilla) [Moore and McCormick, 1969]. First maxilla; mouthparts immediately posterior to mandibles [Brusca and Brusca …   Crustacea glossary

  • Maxilla (arthropod mouthpart) — In this malacostracan crustacean diagram, the maxillae are labelled maxilla and maxillula. In arthropods, the maxillae are paired structures present on the head as mouthparts in members of the clade Mandibulata, used for tasting and manipulating… …   Wikipedia

  • insect — insectival /in sek tuy veuhl/, adj. /in sekt/, n. 1. any animal of the class Insecta, comprising small, air breathing arthropods having the body divided into three parts (head, thorax, and abdomen), and having three pairs of legs and usually two… …   Universalium

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  • Arthropod mouthparts — The face of a caterpillar with the mouthparts showing. The mouthparts of arthropods have evolved into a number of forms, each adapted to a different style or mode of feeding. Most mouthparts represent modified, paired appendages, which in… …   Wikipedia

  • Arthropod head problem — The arthropod head problem is a long standing zoological dispute concerning the segmental composition of the heads of the various arthropod groups, and how they are evolutionarily related to each other. While the dispute has historically centered …   Wikipedia

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  • maxillulae — n. pl.; sing. ula [L. dim. maxilla, jaw] 1. (ARTHROPODA: Crustacea) The first maxillae having more than one pair of maxillae; paragnath. 2. (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) In primitive forms, the non functional appendages between mandibles and first… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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