macraner n. [Gr. makros, large; aner, male] (ARTHRO: Insecta) A male ant of unusually large form.
macrergate n. [Gr. makros, large; ergate, worker] (ARTHRO: Insecta) In Formicidae, an unusually large worker.
macrobiota n. [Gr. makros, large; bios, life] Larger organisms in the soil, such as insects and earthworms. see mesobi-ota.
macrocephalic female (ARTHRO: Insecta) In Hymenoptera, a large female of Halictidae, that possesses a disproportionately large head, usually the egg layers of the colony.
macrocercous cercaria (PLATY: Trematoda) Cystophorous type cercaria with a long, simple, cylindrical tail.
macrochaetae n.pl. [Gr. makros, large; chaite, hair] Large bristles. see chaetotaxy.
macrocilia n.pl.; sing. -ium [Gr. makros, large; L. cilium, eyelash] (CTENO) In Beroida, 2,500-3,500 giant ciliary shafts interconnected and bound together on the mobile lips that function in food gathering.
macrocnemes n.pl. [Gr. makros, large; kneme, lower leg] (CNID: Anthozoa) In Actinaria, complete and filamented mesenteries in the first one or two cycles of simple tentacles; maybe fertile or sterile and possess acontia and strong retractors. see microcnemes.
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