Bridle see frenulum

brin n. (ARTHRO: Insecta) A filament of silk of silkworms; when coated with sericin, two adhere together, forming the bave.

Brindley's gland (ARTHRO: Insecta) In certain adult Heterop-tera, simple sac-like structures of the scent gland system, occurring in the hemocoele below the first visible abdominal tergite, towards the lateral margin.

bristle n. [A.S. byrst, hair] Any of various stiff, coarse hairs or hairlike structures.

bristle setae (NEMATA: Adenophorea) Ambulatory setae func tioning in traction.

brit n. sing. & pl. [Corn. bryth, speckeled] The minute marine animals, mainly crustaceans, that form an important link in the food chain of the aquatic environment.

brochosomes [Gr. brochos, cord; soma, body] (ARTHRO: Insecta) In leafhoppers, ultramicroscopic reticulated bodies, products of the Malpighian glands.

bromatium n.; pl. bromatia [Gr. broma, food] A hyphal swelling on the fungus cultured by fungus ants on organic debris in underground galleries.

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