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Plural of tuberculum.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012


Plural of tuberculum.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012


(tū-bĕr′kū-lŭm) plural.tubercula [L. tuberculum, a little swelling]
A small knot or nodule; a tubercle.

tuberculum acusticum

The dorsal nucleus of the cochlear nerve.

tuberculum impar

A small median eminence on the floor of the embryonic oral cavity, the precursor of the tongue, though it is not a distinct part of the tongue after birth.

tuberculum majus humeri

The larger tuberosity of the humerus at the upper end of its lateral surface, giving attachment to the infraspinatus, supraspinatus, and teres minor muscles.

tuberculum minus humeri

The projection at the proximal end of the anterior humerus, providing attachment to the subscapularis muscle.
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The other specimen, abscised at ca the 109th segment, with slightly evident tubercula pubertatis and genital papillae, but with no clitellum, numbered, designated as the paralectotype
Dimensions: Abscised part of clitellate lectotype >70 mm long, 10 mm wide at 10, 14 mm in region of tubercula pubertatis.
Clitellum (Figs 2, 3): Brownish grey; saddle-shaped, clearly segmented, on V414--28); ventral borders terminate parallel to dorsal edges of tubercula pubertatis.
tubercula Lee & Kim, 1990; China: Taiwan --Tubercles Di on head separate 5 5.
Male pores occur variably in the area of tubercula pubertatis, although the pores are difficult to detect externally and are species-specific.
Tubercula pubertatis below clitellar edges; in live specimen, manifest as glandular swellings; when preserved as three glandular swellings, clearly divided by intersegmental furrows, ventrally separated by distinct field.
Male pores occur variably (species character): pre-clitellarly as from 14/15 intersegmental furrow, clitellarly at tubercula pubertatis.
of segments 80 80-82 Clitellum 15-21 Tubercula 17-19 18-21, with pubertatis ridges Spermathecal pores Papillae 15, 16, 17, 23 glandular Septa 4/5-6/7 a little thickened, 7/8 8/9?
Known under numerous synonymies applied to various parthenogenetic and polyploid morphs, differing (among other morphological characters) in the shape and position of tubercula pubertatis.
Although examined individuals reveal external and internal maturity, having well developed clitella, tubercula pubertatis and spermathecae, iridescence was observed in tiny parts of the ampullae in only two individuals.
Possibly these two last species are related, differing only in the shape and location of the clitellum and tubercula pubertatis.