(ite) n. [L. carpus, wrist; Gr. pous, foot]
The fifth segment of a generalized arthropod appendage.
2. (ARTHROPODA: Chelicerata)
The patella.
3. (ARTHROPODA: Crustacea)
The carpus.
4. (ARTHROPODA: Insecta)
The tibia.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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