Elatocephala see Bivalvia

elattostase n. [Gr. elatton, smaller; stasis, position] (ARTHRO: Chelicerata) A rare stase of prelarva or larva in which the mouthparts are subject to regression in that though the mouthparts are intact, they are unable to function, or the lack of chelicerae and palps, closure of the mouth, and regression of the pharynx. elattostasic a. see hypopus.

elbowed antenna (ARTHRO: Insecta) An antenna with the first segment elongated and the remaining segments coming off the first segment in an obtuse angle; a geniculate antenna.

electrotropism, electropism n. [Gr. elektron, amber; trope, turn] Movement of an organism as determined by the direction of an external electric current; galvanotropism.

eleocyte, elaeocyte n. [Gr. elaion, any oil; kytos, container]

(ANN) Free fatty globules, yellow or transparent, inodorous or evil-smelling, in the coelom; emitted by the dorsal pores when the worm is irritated.

eleutherorhabdic a. [Gr. eleutheros, free; rhabdos, rod] (MOLL: Bivalvia) Pertaining to ctenidia with each filament having approximately two ciliated disks that interlock holding the filaments in position; junctions by ciliated disks. see synaptorhabdic.

eleutherotogony n. [Gr. eleutheros, free; gonos, offspring] (ARTHRO: Insecta) In embryology, having the back formed without participation of the membranes.

elevated a. [L. elevatus, raised] High in proportion to diameter; higher than surrounding areas.

eleutherozoic a. [Gr. eleutheros, free; zoe, life] Free-living.

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