Paunch see crop

Paurometabola n. [Gr. pauros, little; metabole, change] (AR-THRO: Insecta) A division of the Heterometabola.

paurometabolous a. [Gr. pauros, little; metabole, change] (ARTHRO: Insecta) Having slight metamorphosis, the young and adults living in the same habitat, and the adults have wings. see holometabolous.

Pauropoda n. [Gr. pauros, little; pous, foot] (ARTHRO) Blind myriapoda, having 9-11 leg-bearing trunk segments, belonging in the phylum Arthropoda.

paurostyle n. [Gr. pauros, little; stylos, pillar] (BRYO: Stenol-aemata) A type of stylet of cryptostomates with an irregular rod of nonlaminated material, with laminae weakly deflected toward the zoarial surface; usually smaller than acanthostyles.

Pavan's gland (ARTHRO: Insecta) A gland of many Dolicho-derine, associated with a conspicuous palisade epithelium on the 7th sternum that functions to secrete a pheromone trail; a sternal gland.

Pawlowsky's glands (ARTHRO: Insecta) In Siphunculata, a pair of glands that open into the stylet sac and possibly function to lubricate the stylets.

paxilla n.; pl. -lae [L. paxillus, a peg] 1. A small spine or peg.

2. (ECHINOD: Asteroidea) A raised ossicle on the aboral surface, crowned with small movable spines or granules. paxilliform a.

Pearman's organ (ARTHRO: Insecta) A rugose area adjacent to a membranous tympanum on the inner side of the hind coxae of Psocids, thought to be a stridulatory organ.

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