n. [Gr. opisthen, behind; para, beside; meros, part]
In Diptera (Cyclorrhaphra), especially Calyptrata, one of two parameral processes; see proparamere.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • proparamere — n. [Gr. pro, before; para, near; meros, part] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) 1. In some Dermaptera, a lateral sclerite which may consist of anterior and posterior parts that support the parameres. 2. In Diptera (Cyclorrhapha), one of two parameral… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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