gland spines (ARTHRO: Insecta) In Diaspidinae, small to large spines that are conical, bifid, or somewhat fimbriate at the tip and have one or more ducts that extend to the tip of the spine; pectines; plates; squamae.
gland tubercules (ARTHRO: Insecta) In Diaspidinae, a gland spine that is short, basally swollen and sclerotized.
glanduba n.; pl. -ae [L. dim. glans, acorn] (ARTHRO: Insecta) In Hymenoptera, chitinized ring openings of the cutaneous wax glands found in most sawfly larvae.
glandulae accessoriae (ARTHRO: Insecta) The accessory glands of the reproductive organs.
glandular a. [L. dim. glans, acorn] Having or bearing a gland or gland cell, i.e., hair, spines, etc.
glandular bristles/hairs 1. Stout and rigid glandular setae. 2. (ARTHRO: Insecta) In Lepidoptera, the urticating hairs.
glandular organ (SIPUN) A prominent structure on the ventral, median part of the oral disc of pelagosphera larvae; lip gland.
glans n. [L. dim. glans, acorn] (SIPUN) The acorn-shaped posterior extremity of the trunk of some species.
glassy a. [A.S. glaes, glass] Vitreous; transparent; pellucid; clear.
glaucothoe n. [Gr. glaukos, grey; thos, swift] (ARTHRO: Crustacea) In Decapoda, a postlarval stage in the development of Paguridae, equivalent to a megalopa.
glaucous a. [L. glaucus, bluish-green] Sea-green or pale bluish-green in color.
glenoid cavity 1. A depression for the fit of a condyle. 2. (ARTHRO: Chelicerata) In Acari, part of a condylar articulation.
glia, glial cells, gliacytes n. [Gr. glia, glue] Nonnerve cells in the brain or glanglion, that may support the life processes of the neurons; neuroglia.
globate, globated a. [L. globus, ball] Globose; spherical.
globoferous cell (PORIF) A cell having a prominent array of paracrystalline components.
globose, globular a. [L. globus, ball] Spherical; globe shaped.
globuli cells (ARTHRO: Insecta) Specialized association cells of the brain, small in size with round nuclei rich in chromatin.
globulin n. [L. dim. of globus, ball] A class of proteins which are insoluble in water, but soluble in saline solutions, or water soluble proteins with globulin-like physical properties.
globulus n.; pl. -li [L. globulus, small ball] (ARTHRO: Pauro-poda) One jointed globular or two joined pear-shaped sensory organs on the antennae.
glochidium n.; pl. -dia [Gr. glochis, arrow-point; idion, dim] (MOLL: Bivalvia) In Unionoida, the modified parasitic larva, with or without hooks, of certain fresh water clams.
glochis n.; pl. glochines [Gr. glochis, arrow-point] 1. A barbed hair, bristle, spine or point. 2. (MOLL: Gastropoda) The protrusible radula.
glomerate a. [L. glomus, ball] Massed or compacted into a cluster.
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