male funnel (ANN: Oligochaeta) A funnel or rosette-shaped enlargement of the ental end of the sperm duct for passage of sperm through the central aperture into lumen of the duct on their way to the exterior.
malella n. [L. dim. mala, jaw] (ARTHRO: Symphyla) The distal toothed process on the outer stipes of the deutomala of some myriapods.
male tube (ECHI) A sexually maturing area in which developing males are housed for one to two week inside the female.
malleate mastax (ROTIF) Chewing apparatus; rami untoothed and unci are curved plates with prong type teeth.
malleations n.pl. [L. dim. malleus, hammer] A hammered appearance.
malleolus n.; pl. -li [L. dim. malleus, hammer] 1. (ARTHRO: Chelicerata) In Solpugida, 3 to 5 innervated appendages on the coxae and trochanter of the fourth leg; function uncertain; racket-organs. 2. (ARTHRO: Insecta) see haltere.
malleoramate mastax (ROTIF: Monogononta) Chewing apparatus, variant of the ramate type of mastax occurring in the order Flosculariaceae.
malleus n.; pl. malli [L. malleus, hammer] (ROTIF) Unci and manubria of the mastax, collectively.
Malpighian tubules (ARTHRO) Long, thin excretory tubules extending into the body cavity from the posterior region of the gut in insects, arachnids and myriapods.
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