maxillae


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maxilla

[maksil′ə] pl. maxillae
Etymology: L, mala, jaw
one of a pair of large bones (often referred to as one bone) that form the upper jaw and teeth, consisting of a pyramidal body and four processes: the zygomatic, frontal, alveolar, and palatine.
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Maxilla

maxillae

Plural of maxilla.
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Maxillae with 28 recumbent thorns in four rows prolaterally (Fig.
Maxillae with 24 recumbent thorns in about three lines above the suture prolaterally, plumose hairs and a row of long spines present below the suture; with ca 155 cuspules ventrally.
13, 14); 19-20 short, small recumbent thorns on prolateral maxillae, by the length of spermatheca about one-fifth of its width (Fig.
Stridulating setae on chelicerae and maxillae resembles (Fig.
3F) and a single or double row of paddle hairs, overlapped by a fringe of hairs on the maxillae (Fig.
Distal labium and prolateral maxillae with cuspules.
4A-C), with length similar to basal palpal bulb, fewer paddle-shaped setae on prolateral maxillae (Fig.
5A), with length much longer than basal palpal bulb, many paddle-shaped setae on prolateral maxillae 2
4F); and lyra-shaped setae on maxillae arranged like narrow, long combs (Fig.
Maxillae with many setae arranged like combs prolaterally; lowest row long paddle-shaped, bacilliform-shaped, or lance-shaped; with ca 416 cuspules ventrally.
Labium, maxillae and sternum like those of male, labium with ca 1032 cuspules, maxillae with ca 490 cuspules ventrally.
Groups Age No No No No Total (wks) males maxillae females maxillae No maxillae I <17 6 12 0 0 12 II 17-20 8 16 0 0 16 III 21-25 7 14 1 2 16 IV 26-30 3 6 2 4 10 V >30 2 4 1 2 6 Table II.