unguitractor

unguitractor
n. [L. unguis, claw; tract, to pull]
(ARTHROPODA: Insecta)
A ventral sclerotized plate of the pretarsus from which arises the retractor muscles of the ungues or claws; also called unguitractor plate.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • unguitractor tendon — (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) The tendon serving for attachment of the unguitractor to the pretarsal depressor muscle; apodeme …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • unguitractor — un·gui·trac·tor …   English syllables

  • unguitractor — wəˌtraktə(r) noun ( s) Etymology: ungui + retractor : a sclerite of the insect pretarsus that is partially invaginated within the tarsus …   Useful english dictionary

  • auxilia — n.; pl. lae [L. auxilium, aid] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) Small plates between the unguitractor and the claws; the basipulvilli …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • calcanea — see unguitractor …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • empodium — n.; pl. dia [Gr. en, in; pous, foot] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) A median bristle , spine or lobe like process arising ventrally at the apex of the last tarsal segment, usually from the unguitractor plate; see arolium, digitules …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • extension plate — see unguitractor plate …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • extensor muscle — see unguitractor …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • extenso-tendon — see unguitractor tendon …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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