hypopharyngeal glands (ARTHRO: Insecta) In bees, paired glands in the facial part of the head that open through the lateral areas of the hypopharynx; pharyngeal glands; food glands.
hypopharynx n. [Gr. hypo, under; pharyngx, pharynx] 1. (AR-THRO: Chelicerata) The chitinous plate situated on the labium in certain Acari. 2. (ARTHRO: Crustacea) The metastoma. 3. (ARTHRO: Insecta) a. A median mouth-part structure anterior to the labium, usually associated with the salivary glands by ducts. b. A tongue-like lobe that arises from the mouth-cavity floor and serves as a sensory apparatus for taste, variously modified for feeding in many groups; ligua; glossa. hypopharyngeal a.
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