n.; pl. laciniae [L. lacinia, flap]
1. (ARTHROPODA: Crustacea)
The inner distal spiny lobe of the second segment of the maxillula.
2. (ARTHROPODA: Insecta)
a. In many, the inner lobe (elongate jaw-like structure) of the maxilla, located at the apex of the stipes. b. In Psocidae, represented by a hard elongate rod, slightly bifurcated at its free end and ensheathed by the galea, sometimes called the pick; similar modification to a stylet-like shape in Mallophaga.

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