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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In addition, the smooth and glossy 4th abdominal segment (second gastral segment) of B.
The relationship between the length of the propodus of the first cheliped or the length of the pleuron of the second abdominal segment and body size (CL) of shrimps was examined using the allometric model y = [ax.sup.b] (Hartnoll, 1978, 1982).
fountaineae is coloured sky-blue without a hint of green, the same colour as the blue that occurs on the eighth abdominal segment (Dijkstra and Lewington 2006).
3D, E, F): Strikingly protruding, the exerted part (measured diagonally) nearly as long as abdominal segment VII, with general facies of a triangular bill with rounded apex.
This segment is separated from the subsequent abdominal segments by a thin septum that was present in the larva (Fig.
Abdominal segment 8 black; a long brown-red transverse bar on posterior margin.
Chaetotaxia on abdominal segments. Organ Long, Short, siender setae spine-like setae Abdominal segment I Prescutum 4 2 Subscutum Absent Absent Scutum 8 16 Scutellum 10 10 Abdominal segment II Prescutum 4 16 Subscutum 1 3 Scutum 10 35 Scutellum 7 28 Abdominal segment III Prescutum 4 22 Subscutum 1 3 Scutum 8 44 Scutellum 8 31 Abdominal segment IV Prescutum 24 4 Subscutum 1 3 Scutum 8 39 Scutellum 10 33 Abdominal segment V Prescutum 4 25 Subscutum 1 3 Scutum 19 40 Scutellum 10 34 Abdominal segment VI Prescutum 4 33 Subscutum 1 3 Scutum 19 28 Scutellum 10 15 Abdominal segment VII (2 row).
1A); antennal segment IV longer than 1.00; hemelytral membrane in the macropterous form almost reaching apex of last abdominal segment, in brachypterous form reaching posterior border of abdominal segment III or anterior border of IV; femora not granulate, sparsely clothed with semidecumbent, silvery, bristle-like setae; maximum width of abdomen wider than 4.60.
* The first abdominal segment has a single seta on its anterior margin (Fig.
Mature larvae of Nearctic Rhantus have been described as having cerci (urogomphi) that are as long as or longer than the last (eighth) abdominal segment (5,6).