hepatic region (ARTHRO: Crustacea) In Decapoda, an area contiguous with antennal, cardiac and ptergostomial regions.
hepatic spine (ARTHRO: Crustacea) In Decapoda, located below and behind the lower branch of the cervical groove.
hepatopancreas n. [Gr. hepar, liver; pan, all; kreas, flesh] A branched digestive gland of the cephalothorax of various invertebrates, functioning as both liver and pancreas.
herbivore n. [L. herba, plant; vorare, to eat] Animals that feed on plants. herbivorous a.
hereditary a. [L. hereditas, heirship] Biological traits transmitted from one generation to another.
heredity n. [L. hereditas, heirship] The transmission of genes from parents to offspring, controlling biological traits.
hermaphrodite n. [Gr. hermaphroditos, combining both sexes] An individual bearing recognizable male and female tissues and producing male and female gametes at some period of the life cycle; monoecious; androgynous; ambisexual; ambosexous; protandry. see intersex. hermaphroditic a.
hermaphroditic duct (MOLL: Gastropoda) In Pulmonata, the duct that connects the ovotestes and carrefour area.
hermaphroditism n. [Gr. hermaphroditos, combining both sexes] Possession of gonads of both sexes by a single individual; autocopulation.
hermatype corals (CNID) Reef building species of corals. her-matypic a. see ahermatype corals.
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