Common bud see confluent budding zone

common name A colloquial or vernacular name.

common oviduct (ARTHRO: Insecta) In female genitalia, the ectodermal part of the oviduct, from fusion of paired oviducts to gonopore; oviductus communis; medium oviduct.

common salivary duct (ARTHRO: Insecta) In Diptera, the common median part of the salivary duct opening into the salivary pump.

common vitelline duct (PLATY: Turbellaria) Connects the vitelline ducts to the ootype.

communal a. [L. communis, common] Living as a colony.

communication n. [L. communis, common] 1. Action on the part of one organism that alters the probability pattern of behavior in another organism. 2. Sending of signals that influence the behavior or development of others.

community n.; pl. -ties [L. communis, common] A group of plants and/or animals of one or more species in a given area or region that are related by environmental requirements.

comose a. [L. comosus, hairy] Having hair; hairy; ending in a tuft; comate.

compass n. [OF. compasser, go around] (ECHINOD: Echin-oidea) A slender radial piece of the lantern of Aristotle that passes outward from the vicinity of the esophagus.

compact v.t. [L. compaginatus, joined] To be close together; to join firmly; to consolidate.

compartmental plate (ARTHRO: Crustacea) One of several rigidly articulated plates forming part of the shell wall of sessile barnacles.

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