furca


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furca

any fork-like structure, such as that formed by the last two abdominal segments in some arthropods or which supports the two spongy pads on the proboscis of some insects.
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by the presence of a smooth inner distal corner on the basis of the female antenna, a broader and less recurved hook on the postantennal process of both sexes, both an outer basal knob and a ridge on both tines on the dentiform process of the female maxillule, more tapered tines on the female sternal furca, one accessory claw on the endopod of the male antenna, and a large, cone-shaped myxal process on the protopod of the male maxilliped.
Metafurcaesterno de A: Cotophoenissa dibapha (af: apice de la furca, tf: tallo de la furca, ma: membrana del apice y fbf: forma del brazo de la furca) B: Tetracis chilenaria, C: S.
Female: Spermatheca pyriform, the apical portion wider than the basal annuli; spermathecal individual ducts with the same diameter or more than furca steam; cibarium with 4, sometimes up to 6 horizontal teeth ...
furca population in Laguna Grande, and in other Puerto Rico sites (Seixas, 1983, 1988; Walker, 1997; Soler-Figueroa, 2006) is within the combined temperature range (18-34[degrees]C) for sites in the United States, Norway, Mexico, Thailand and Japan (Baek, Shimode & Kikuchi, 2008).
Poucas caracteristicas diferem, como, por exemplo, a ocorrencia mais frequente de defeitos de furca classe III e o fato de a remodelacao ossea ocorrer em velocidade aproximadamente um terco (1/3) mais rapida no cao em comparacao com o homem (GIANNOBILE et al., 1994).
In a previous study, (9) estrogen deficiency in rats for 81 days resulted in significant alveolar bone loss in experimental periodontitis when the rats were compared with estrogen-sufficient rats; the findings were determined histological in the furca region of the first mandibular molar.
Three Lunatipula species and two Yamatotipula species (Tipula tricolor Fabricius and Tipula furca Walker) were reported as hosts.
There is an opening into the furca with a bony wall at the deepest portion.
Moreover, these animals are provided with body-organs like a carapace, a shell or/and a furca, able to trace two parallel furrows, more or less separated.