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dor·sal

(dōr'săl),
1. Pertaining to the back or any dorsum. Synonym(s): tergal
2. Synonym(s): posterior (1)
3. In veterinary anatomy, pertaining to the back or upper surface of an animal. Often used to indicate the position of one structure relative to another; that is, nearer the back surface of the body.
4. Old term meaning thoracic, in a limited sense; for example, dorsal vertebrae.
[Mediev. L. dorsalis, fr. dorsum, back]

tergal

(tĕr′găl) [L. tergum, back]
Concerning the back or dorsal surface.
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Tergal chaetotaxy: 10: 12: 13: 17: 15: 14: 14: 14: 12: 10: 10: 2; setae usually restricted to posterior and lateral tergal margins.
2F), dorsal margin of opening weakly concave, with a greatly enlarged, sickle-shaped left tergal process (Figs.
8, habitus; 9, Post-antennal organ and eyes; 10, tergal chaetotaxy of abdominal segments IV-VI; 11, tergal sensilla of abdominal segments IV-V; 12, Antennal segments III-IV; 13, furca; 14, mucro.
The male genitalia are particularly distinct, with the genital opening of the pygophore with an enlarged tergal process (Fig.
The sale of Tergal Fibres, Rhodia's only remaining European polyester production plant, is currently being presented to employee representatives.
3G, H); aperture semicircular, margin well-sclerotized, entire, without tergal or dorsal processes (Fig.
Producers are more reluctant to invest in adding capacities," said Bernard Schweisguth, market manager of Tergal Fibers, Gauchy, France.
psg usually small and psg extremely variable, loosely articulated closely and more firmly close to base of articulated to base of basiph, but rarely basiph, but often is so extends out of large as to extend well epandrial cavity; if it out of epandrial and does, then only tip sixth tergal cavity; in usually apparent.
11); on segment VIII the posterior glandular area is prolonged laterally onto the tergite and extends to tergal marginal setae S1 (Fig.
Mesosoma: Median tergal carina on I and II weak and smooth, on III-VI moderately developed, smooth to crenulate; lateral keels vestigial, represented by a few granules interspersed on a densely granular surface, highlighted by dusky markings.
citri, the Californian citrus thrips, does not have the tergal antecostal ridges dark as in these specimens.