maxillary stylets (ARTHRO: Insecta) In Hemiptera, the inner pair of stylets of the trophic sac.
maxillary tentacle (ARTHRO: Insecta) In female Tegeticula Lepidoptera, an inner elongate lobe of the maxilla, adapted for holding a large mass of pollen; perhaps palpifers.
maxilliped, maxillipede, maxillipe a. [L. maxilla, jaw; pes, foot] (ARTHRO: Crustacea) The paired appendages on thoracic somites 1-3 posterior to the maxillae, that usually function in feeding; sometimes adapted for other functions such as prehension in parasitic forms.
maxillulae n.pl.; sing. -ula [L. dim. maxilla, jaw] 1. (ARTHRO: Crustacea) The first maxillae having more than one pair of maxillae; paragnath. 2. (ARTHRO: Insecta) In primitive forms, the non-functional appendages between mandibles and first maxillae. see superlinguae.
maxim n. [L. maximus, greatest] (ARTHRO: Insecta) In Formi-cidae, a major worker or one of the soldier caste.
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