abdominal segment


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abdominal segment

Pseudoscientific medicine
The 6th of 7 segment of the body, pertaining to the pseudoscientific theories of Dr Wilhelm Reich, which are said to express latent sexual repression through muscular armouring; this defense is said to be resolved by massage and deep breathing.
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Thorax has dorsal parts almost covered with white waxy materials, primarily along the middle part, and narrowly extending towards the anterior edge of abdominal segment I.
Total length (tl), abdominal length (al), width of second abdominal segment width of third abdominal segment (wts), length of cercopods (lc), number of setae inserted on left cercopod (nlc), number of setae inserted on right cercopod (nrc), width of head (wh), maximal distance between compound eyes (dby), diameter for compound eyes (dy), length of first antenna (la), width of frontal knob (jk) and abdomen length : total length ratio (ra, %).
At the anterior edge of the second abdominal segment of the female this carina bears a small, slightly raised tubercle; Dr.
Body is campodeiformes; antennae evident; compound eyes; thoracic segments with rudimentary wings; each leg with single claw on its termination; 6 pairs of plate like abdominal tracheal gills; 8 abdominal segments, terminating to two long, multi-articulated and covered with micro-bristles and one short middle anal cerci without bristles (Fig.
Gross examination: Sudan IV-stained luminal aspect in all the aortic strips from group I showed smooth unstained surface while those from group II revealed multiple macroscopically visible atheromatous plaques mainly in arch of aorta and fatty streaks in descending thoracic and abdominal segments, more marked around the branching orifices and with a decreasing gradient towards aortic bifurcation (Figure 2).
4) Mesonotum, metanotum and 1st abdominal segment somewhat inflated.
One unique feature of most (but not all) species of springtails is the presence of a forked appendage--called a furca or furcula--attached to the fourth abdominal segment.
Third abdominal segment sparsely, 4th and 5th densely covered with posteriorly decumbent narrower squamules.
Knocking out Ubx alone gave "something on the first abdominal segment that looks like it's trying to form a leg," Bennett says.