Incipient species see polymorphism

incised a. [L. incisus, cut into] Notched or cut in; sculptured with sharp cut grooves.

incisor n. [L. incisus, cut into] Adapted for cutting.

incisor lobe (ARTHRO: Insecta) A toothed lobe used for biting.

incisor process (ARTHRO: Crustacea) The biting portion of the gnathal lobe of the mandible; pars incisiva.

incisura n.; pl. -urae [L. incidere, to cut into] 1. A notch, depression or indentation. 2. (ARTHRO: Insecta) The incisions in the margin of the terminal segment of scale insects.

incisura clavicularis (ARTHRO: Crustacea) In Nephropidae, an incision in the anterolateral margin of the carapace forming two lobes partly overlaping that fit around a tubercle or ridge of the epistome.

incisure n. [L. incidere, to cut into] A cut, gash, impression line, striation or notch.

inclinate a. [L. inclinare, to bend] Bent toward the midline of the body.

inclivous a. [L. inclivus, sloping] (ARTHRO: Insecta) Term applied to a transverse wing vein; having the front end nearer the wing base than the rear. see verticle, reclivous.

inclusion bodies Intracellular bodies, as mitochondria, micro-somes, at times viruses, etc.

incomplete metamorphosis (ARTHRO: Insecta) In hemime-tabolous exoptergotes, the immatures differing from the adult mainly by incomplete development in the wings and genitalia and develop without quiescent state; direct metamorphosis. see complete metamorphosis.

incrassate a. [L. incrassare, to thicken] Thickened; making or becoming thick or thicker.

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