see parapsis.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • parapsidal — dəl adjective Etymology: New Latin parapsid , parapsis + English al : of or relating to a parapsis * * * parapsidal, a. (pəˈræpsɪdəl) [f. next + al1.] Of or pertaining to the parapsis of an insect …   Useful english dictionary

  • parapsidal — pa·rap·si·dal …   English syllables

  • parapsidal grooves — see parapsidal furrow …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • parapsidal furrow — (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) The longitudinal groove on each side of the mesonotum, lying near to the lateral margin and separating the parapsides from the main mesonotal plate …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • parapsidal suture — (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) A longitudinal suture of the mesonotum separating the median area from the lateral area …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • parapsidal furrow — noun : one of the longitudinal sutures that separates the parapsides from the median part of the mesonotum in hymenopterans …   Useful english dictionary

  • parapsis — n.; pl. sides [Gr. para, beside; hapsis, arch] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) In Hymenoptera, side pieces of the scutellum separated from the median area by the parapsidal furrow or suture; scapula …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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