kinoplasm n. [Gr. kinein, to move; plasma, formed or molded] A former name for a distinct type of protoplasm which tends to form fibrillar structures and is mechanically active.
Kinorhyncha, kinorhynchs n., n.pl. [Gr. kinein, to move; rhynchos, snout] A phylum of free-living marine invertebrates, with joined segments and spines; sometimes called the Echinoderida or considered a class of Aschelminthes or Nemathelminthes.
kitchen midden n. [Dan. kjokkenmodding; kitchen leavings] The kitchen refuse heap of sea shells and bones of ancient dwellings along the coast of northern Europe, eastern and western United States, and many parts of the world.
klinokinesis n. [Gr. klinein, to bend; kinesis, movement] A
non-directional response in which the rate of turning depends on the intensity of stimulation; trial-and-error reaction. see orthokinesis.
klinotaxis n. [Gr. klinein, to bend; taxis, arrangement] Orientation and movement toward a stimulus by an organism by moving its head or whole body from side to side symmetrically. see telotaxis, tropotaxis.
knee-segment (ARTHRO: Chelicerata) Segment of the legs between ascending and descending part; called genu in mites and patella in other chelicerates.
Koelliker's canal (MOLL: Cephalopoda) In Incirrata, a small blind tube that opens into the endolymph sac of the stato-cyst; function unknown.
Koelliker's tufts or organs (MOLL: Cephalophoda) Groups of stiff bristles on the skin of most embryos and hatching oc-topods.
kolytic a. [Gr. kolytikos, hindering] Inhibiting or inhibitory.
koriogamy n. [Gr. koreios, youthful or maiden; gamos, marriage] The impregnation of a female possessing a fully developed vagina and uterus but an immature ovary; coryog-amy.
Koshevnikov or Koshewnikow gland (ARTHRO: Insecta) A gland consisting of or corresponding to Leydig cells and the sting of numerous bees, that produce an attractant phero-mone in honey bee queens.
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