parameral lobes (ARTHRO: Insecta) In scarabaeoid beetles, lobe-shaped expansions at the distal end of a paramere.
parameres n.pl. [Gr. para, beside; meros, part] 1. The right or left halves of a bilaterally symmetrical animal. 2. (ARTHRO: Insecta) The outer pair of phallomeres that develop into male copulatory appendages; sometimes synonymized with gonopophyses. 3. (ECHINOD) The perradius with half of interradius on either side.
paranal a. [Gr. para, beside; L. anus, anus] To the side of or next to an anal structure.
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