cibarial crest (ARTHRO: Insecta) In certain female Culicidae, a transverse ridge at the ventral posterior margin of the ci-barium supporting the cibarial teeth; cibarial bar.
cibarial dome (ARTHRO: Insecta) In certain Diptera, a dome shaped spiculate structure protruding at the posterior margin of the cibarium. see clypeopalatum.
cibarial pump (ARTHRO: Insecta) The sucking pump; in Lepi-doptera and Hymenoptera, combined with a pharyngeal pump.
cibarial ridge (ARTHRO: Insecta) In certain female Culicidae, one of a series of short spiculate ridges posterior to the ci-barial crest; part of the cibarial armature.
cibarial seta (ARTHRO: Insecta) One of several types of setae borne within the cibarium of some female Culicidae; dorsal, palatal and ventral setae; cibarial sensillum.
cibarial teeth (ARTHRO: Insecta) In some female Culicidae, a series of spicules, cones, and or rods borne on the cibarial crest on the ventral posterior margin of the cibarium.
cibarium n. [L. cibarius, pert. food] (ARTHRO: Insecta) That part of the pre-oral cavity enclosed by the hypopharynx and the clypeus; the sucking pump in Hemiptera. see pre-cibarium.
cibivia n. [L. cibarius, pert. food; via, road] (ARTHRO: Insecta) The sucking tube, food channel or food canal of sucking insects.
cicatrix n.; pl. cicatrices [L. cicatrix, scar] 1. A scar or scarlike marking. 2. (ARTHRO: Insecta) Large, pore-like structures of giant scale insects, often appearing on the body surrounded by a chitinized rim.
cilia n. pl.; sing. cilium [L. cilium, eyelid] Vibratile hair-like processes on the surface of a cell or organ, shorter and more numerous than flagella. ciliary a.
ciliary feeding Feeding accomplished by ciliary action in conjunction with a flow of water.
ciliary loop (CHAETO) A delicate epidermal structure of two concentric rings of cells on the dorsal surface of the head and neck, sometimes extending onto the trunk, and possibly functioning in movement of sperm.
ciliate a. [L. cilium, eyelid] Provided with cilia; edged with parallel hairs; fringed; having minute hairs.
ciliated funnels (echi) Small, ciliated cup- or funnel-shaped structures attached to the outer surface of the anal vesicles.
ciliated groove 1. (echi) A ciliated channel along the ventral surface of the mid-intestine to the precloacal caecum; occasionally forming a ridge and closely associated with the siphon. 2. (SIPUN) A ciliated channel along the ventral surface of the intestine from anterior region of the pharynx (esophagus) to the rectum.
ciliograde a. [L. dim. cilium, eyelid; gradus, step] Movement by means of cilia.
ciliolate a. [L. dim. cilium, eyelid] Minutely ciliated.
ciliolum n.; pl. ciliola [L. dim. cilium, eyelid] A minute or secondary cilium.
cilium sing. of cilia cimier n. [Sp. cim(a), peak] (ARTHRO: Insecta) The head crest of the pierid butterfly chrysalis.
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