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me·sal

(mē'zăl, mē'săl),
Rarely used term referring to the median plane of the body or a part.
[G. mesos, middle]

mesial

, mesal (mē′zē-ăl) (mē′săl)
1. Toward the middle point or midline plane.
2. In dentistry, ventral or nearer to the center of the dental arch.
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Cercos dei macho alargados y en forma de hoz, con el diente interno cercano a la base, grueso y triangular, region mesal a la distai aplanada, elongada y con el margen interno concavo y con apariencia escavada.
7 mm; cuerpo con integumento amarillo excepto la cabeza, antenas, escutelo, prosterno, procoxa, mesosterno, region mesal del metasterno, parte anterior de metepisterno, metacoxa, parte basal del metafemur y los primeros tres esternitos abdominales negros o marron oscuro; cabeza alargada y densamente punteada, frente sin una carina linear media o con una linea punteada; pronoto cubierto con pequenas foveolas solamente en areas laterales, surco cervical fino con tres setas cervicales; eje transversal del surco metepisternal curvado; eje transversal del sulcus metepisternal sin alcanzar los margenes laterales; armadura del saco interno de la genitalia del macho como en las Figs.
74, 82-83) shorter than S10, with a ventro-basal triangular process directed anteriorly on inner margin; a distal area of differentiated scalariform like cuticle (May, 2002) on mesal surface (as in Fig.
5 mm; integumento de la cabeza, pronoto y la mayor parte del elitro cafe rojizo; pronoto con una mancha mesal en forma de "V" invertida de pubescencia densa amarilla; antenas extendiendose a la base de los elitros; escutelo transversal; carina protoraxica lateral extendiendose de la base hasta 0.
Tibia media armada con dos espinas sobre el margen dorsal-externo y tres en el dorsalinterno, femur posterior compacto y adelgazandose abruptamente hacia la region mesal.
This large Holarctic genus is primarily diagnosed by the following characters: body variable in coloration, not exhibiting green tinge, oval to elongate oval, with length 3-6 mm, sometimes shortened and broadened in 9; dorsal surface with simple setae and woolly or sericeous, scalelike setae that are very easily abraded; pronotum, scutellum and hemelytra weakly shagreened, usually with densely distributed, scalelike setae and simple, darker setae; metafemur rather tumid; male genital segment usually with a longitudinal, mesal keel ventrally; endosoma generally C-shaped, not strongly twisted, with rather complex apical region.
7) with stipes broad at base, not distinctly separated from mala, surface with 2 large setae, 1 on disk and 1 near lateral margin; mala with apex acute, comb-like setae on mesal region, with 4 distinct setae and small spinous setae on basal region.
30[degrees] angle to meet mesal edge; fang extends across distal edge and along mesal angle; many peg-teeth extend from distal edge down full length of mesal edge; stridulatory organ (if present) not visible.
DIAGNOSIS: Recognized by the generally pale brown, oval body, sanguineous apices of the embolium and cuneus, and dark mesal part of the mesoscutum and apex of the scutellum (Figs.