n; pl. -ae [Gr. laios, left; torma, socket]
In beetle larvae, transverse sclerite extending inward from the left hind angle of the epipharynx, usually with a projection.

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  • epitorma — n.; pl. mae [Gr. epi, upon; tormos, socket] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) In scarabaeoid larvae, a rod extending from the inner end of the laeotorma. a. Epitorma anterior, when directed toward the apex of the epipharynx. b. Epitorma posterior when… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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