cadavericole n. [L. cadaver, dead body; colere, to dwell] An organism feeding on the dead tissues of another organism.
caddis n. [Gr. kadiskos, urn or box] (ARTHRO: Insecta) In Trichoptera, a case bearing larva.
cadre n. [L. quadrus, square] (ARTHRO: Pentastomida) The sclerotized mouth lining.
caducous a. [L. caducus, falling] Naturally detached or shed; having the tendency to fall off early or before maturity.
caducous muscle (ARTHRO: Insecta) In exo- and endoptery-gotes, larval muscles that may persist for a short time in the adult and may play an important role until destroyed.
caecum, cecum n.; pl. caeca [L. caecus, blind] 1. A pouch or saclike cavity extending from the alimentary canal with an opening at only one end. 2. (BRACHIO) Evagination of the outer epithelium projecting into the endopuncta of the shell; pallial caecum; mantle papilla. 3. (ECHI) When present, a blind pouch arising from the posterior (precloacal) region of the intestine; function unknown. 4. (SIPUN) see rectal caecum. cecal, caecal a.
Caenogaea, Cainogea n. [Gr. kainos, recent; gaia, earth] A zoogeographical region including the Nearctic, Palearctic, and Oriental regions, as opposed to Eogaea. caenogaean a.
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