comb rows (CTENO) Eight radially arranged bands of cilia that are partly fused in transverse rows; swimming plates; costa; comb-ribs; ctenes; paddle plate.
combs n.pl. [A.S. camb, comb] 1. Any of various comb-like processes. 2. (ARTHRO: Insecta) a. A row of specialized spines or scales of Culicidae larvae centered on each side of abdominal segment eight; certain hairs on the upper surface of the maxillae used to clean the mouth brushes. see lateral combs. b. Ridges of cuticle that frequently bear spines. see comb.
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