Adhesive bristles see adhesion tubes

adhesive capsule (CNID) A type of nematocyst used for attaching to objects.

adhesive cells Various glandular or specialized cells capable of causing adhesion in cnidarians and tubellarians; sometimes referred to as colloblasts, glue cells, or lasso cells.

adhesive gland Various invertebrate glands that secrete a sticky substance.

adhesive pad (CNID: Hydrozoa) In some medusae, an adhesive sucker near tip of the tentacles utilized for clinging to sea weed.

adhesive papillae (PLATY: Turbellaria) In triclads, the protuberant structures for the purpose of attachment at the ends of the marginal adhesive glands.

adiabatic a. [Gr. a, without; dia, through; bainein, to go] Without gaining or losing heat.

adiaphanous, adiaphanus a. [Gr. a, without; diaphanes, transparent] Impervious to light; opaque.

adient a. [L. adire, to approach] Turning toward or approach ing a source of stimulation. see abient.

adipocytes [L. adeps, fat; Gr. kytos, container] (ARTHRO: Insecta) Cells that form the fat-bodies of insects; adipo-hemocytes; trophocytes.

adipogenesis n. [L. adeps, fat; Gr. gennaein, to produce] The formation of fat or fatty tissue.

adipohemocytes [L. adeps, fat; Gr. haima, blood; kytos, container] (ARTHRO: Insecta) Hemocytes characterized by refringent fat droplets and other inclusions; spheroidocytes. see adipoleucocytes.

adipoleucocytes [L. adeps, fat; Gr. leukos, white; kytos, container] 1. Leucocyte blood cells with fat inclusions. 2. (ARTHRO: Insecta) In Hemiptera, large cells containing fat droplets, often thought to be hemocytes.

adipose a. [L. adeps, fat] Pertaining to fat.

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