Androgynous see hermaphrodite

androgyny n. [Gr. aner, male; gyne, woman] Having male organs develop before female during maturation; protan-drous hermaphrodite.

android n. [Gr. aner, male] Resembling a male.

androsperm n. [Gr. aner, male; sperma, seed] A male-producing spermatozoan; containing a Y-chromosome, limited to one sex.

androsynhesmia n. [Gr. aner, male; syn, with; hesmos, swarm] A group of males gathered together during mating season. see synhesmia, gynosynhesmia.

androtype n. [Gr. aner, male; typos, type] The male type specimen of a species.

andry n. [Gr. andros, a man] (ANN: Oligochaeta) Pertaining to a testis containing segments.

anecdysis n. [Gr. an, without; ekdysis, molt] 1. Ecdysis in which successive molts are separated by long intermolt phases. 2. Terminal anecdysis when maximum size is reached and no further ecdyses occur.

anecic n. [Gr. anekas; upward] (ANN: Oligochaeta) Deep dwelling worms that come to the surface to feed or breed. see endogean; epigean.

anellifer n. [L. anellus, little ring; ferre, to bear] (ARTHRO: In-secta) In male Lepidoptera, the lateral parts of the anellus when joined to the inner surface of the valvae; sometimes a distinct structure.

anellus n. [L. anellus, little ring] (ARTHRO: Insecta) In male Lepidoptera, a sclerotization of the inner wall of the phal-locrypt, forming a funnel-like cone around the aedeagus; penis funnel; ring wall.

anelytrous a. [Gr. an, without; elytron, sheath] Lacking elytra.

anemochorous a. [Gr. anemos, wind; chorein, to spread] Dispersed by the wind.

anemoreceptor n. [Gr. anemos, wind; L. recipere, to receive] A sensory receptor of air currents; trichobothrium.

anemotaxis n. [Gr. anemos, wind; taxis, arrangement] Orientation of an animal in response to air currents.

anenteric a. [Gr. an, without; enteron, gut] Lacking an alimentary tract.

anepimeron n. [Gr. ana, up; epi, upon; meros, part] (ARTHRO: Insecta) The upper portion of an epimeron above a distinct suture.

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