Psammophore | definition of Psammophore by Medical dictionary
Pogonomyrmex (redirected from Psammophore)
Pogonomyrmex (pō-gō'nō-mir'meks, -mer'meks),
A genus of ants, that attack humans and small animals.
[G. pōgōn, beard, + myrmex, ant]
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Psammophore with short setae, not reaching the oral cavity.
Psammophore well developed, with long setae forming a basket-like structure beneath head.
Thus, desert ants from different subfamilies that live in sand deserts have specific organs called psammophores
, which consist of long bristles for transporting small sand particles.