n. [Gr. hypo, under; ptygma, anything folded]
Anterior and posterior cuticular flaps of the cloacal opening in some males; see epiptygma.

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  • epiptygma — n.; pl. mata [Gr. epiptygma, overflap] (NEMATA) Anterior and posterior cuticular flaps associated with the vulval opening of some female nematodes; see hypoptygma …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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