mandibular palp

mandibular palp
1. (ARTHROPODA: Crustacea)
In Cirripedia, distally articulated part of the mandible functioning in feeding or cleaning; in Acrothoracica associated with the mandibular gnathobase; setose lobe on labrum.
2. (ARTHROPODA: Insecta)
see prostheca.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • mandibular palp — A small, inwardly curved, segmented, flattened endite on the dorsal face of the mandible [Ingle, 1983]. Distal articulated part of mandible that functions as aid in feeding or cleaning [Moore and McCormick, 1969]. Distal articulated part of… …   Crustacea glossary

  • palp foramen — Small circular opening in body of mandible communicating with mandibular palp [Moore and McCormick, 1969]. Small opening in mandibular body communicating with mandibular palp [McLaughlin, 1980] …   Crustacea glossary

  • palp — Palpus Pal pus, n.; pl. {Palpi}. [NL. See {Palp}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A feeler; especially, one of the jointed sense organs attached to the mouth organs of insects, arachnids, crustaceans, and annelids; as, the mandibular palpi, maxillary palpi, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • palp — n.; pl. pi [L. palpus, feeler] 1. (ANNELIDA) adj. In Oligochaeta, one of a pair of elongate projections on the anal segment. b. In Polychaeta, one of a pair of projections on the sides of the head. 2. (ARTHROPODA: Chelicerata) a. In Arachnida,… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • palp foramen — (ARTHROPODA: Crustacea) A small opening in the mandibular body …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • mandible — Most anterodorsally situated of gnathal appendages; one, of a pair, of heavily calcified jaws; the teeth. [Hobbs and Jass, 1988]. On of the heavily calcified jaws lying anterior to (beneath, in ventral view) the other mouth parts but visible in… …   Crustacea glossary

  • Gribble — Taxobox name = Gribble image width = 250px image caption = Limnoria with eggs regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda subphylum = Crustacea classis = Malacostraca ordo = Isopoda familia = Limnoriidae familia authority = White, 1850 subdivision… …   Wikipedia

  • cleaning setae — Unusual setulate setae used to clean the antennae or antennulae. These setae are located on the distal segment of the mandibular palp [Wilson, 1989] …   Crustacea glossary

  • cuticular combs — Tiny, arc shaped or linear groups of cuticular spines, most easily Seen on the distal parts of the mandibular palp. They may occur elsewhere on the cephalic appendages [Wilson, 1989] …   Crustacea glossary

  • Seychellum — alluaudi Conservation status Least Concern (IUCN 3.1) [1] …   Wikipedia

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