phage n. [Gr. phagein, to eat] A bacterial virus.
phagocytes n.pl. [Gr. phagein, to eat; kytos, container] Cells in a body, fixed or moving, capable of active ingestion and digestion. see plasmatocytes.
phagocytosis n. [Gr. phagein, to eat; kytos, container] The ingestion of solid particles by a cell. phagocytic a.
phagosome n. [Gr. phagein, to eat; soma, body] A membrane-bound vesicle in the cytoplasm of a cell resulting from phagocytosis.
phagotroph n. [Gr. phagein, to eat; trophon, food] An organism that ingests food by phagocytosis.
phallic gland (ARTHRO: Insecta) In some Orthoptera, a gland that lies on the posterior part of the accessory gland tubule mass to the left of the ejaculatory duct and opens on the distal part of the left phallomere; conglobate gland.
phallic organ (ARTHRO: Insecta) Median intromittent apparatus of males located on segment 9 and consisting of phallus or phallomeres and lobes from the phallobase; penis.
phallobase n. [Gr. phallos, penis; basis, bottom] (ARTHRO: Insecta) Proximal part of the phallus of males, a large basal structure supporting the aedeagus; a thecal fold or sheath around the aedeagus; basal phallic sclerites in the wall of the genital chamber.
phallocrypt n. [Gr. phallos, penis; kryptos, hidden] (ARTHRO: Insecta) In males, a pocket of the phallobase or wall of the genital chamber containing the base of the aedeagus.
phallomeres n.pl. [Gr. phallos, penis; meros, part] (ARTHRO: Insecta) Genital phalic lobes formed at the sides of the gonopore of males, that form an inner pair of mesomers that unite to form the aedeagus, the intromittent organ, and outer parameres that develop into claspers of variable form.
phallosome n. [Gr. phallos, penis; soma, body] (ARTHRO: Insecta) Complex structure ssurrounding the gonopore between the proctiger, gonocoxite and sternum IX in male mosquitoes.
phallotheca n.; pl. -thecae [Gr. phallos, penis; theke, case] (ARTHRO: Insecta) In males, a fold or tubular extension of the phallobase partly or completely enclosing the aedeagus.
phallotreme, phallotrema n. [Gr. phallos, penis; trema, hole] (ARTHRO: Insecta) In males, the opening of the duct at the tip of the aedeagus.
phallus n. [Gr. phallos, penis] (ARTHRO: Insecta) The male copulatory organ; the parameres together with the aedeagus; the aedeagus; the penis. phallic a.
phanere n. [Gr. phaneros, visible] Any prominent tegumentary formation, i.e., setae or seta-like processes.
phanerocephalic pupa (ARTHRO: Insecta) In Diptera, the pupal stage between the cryptocephalic pupa and the pharate adult.
phanerocodonic a. [Gr. phaneros, visible; kodon, bell] (CNID: Hydrozoa) Of or pertaining to detached and free-swimming medusa of a hydroid colony.
phaneromphalous a. [Gr. phaneros, visible; omphalos, the navel] (MOLL: Gastropoda) A shell with a completely open umbilicus; may be wide, narrow, or very minute. see anomphalous.
phanerotaxy n. [Gr. phaneros, visible; taxis, arrangement] (ARTHRO: Chelicerata) The number and arrangements of phaneres. phanerotactic a.
phanerotoxic a. [Gr. phaneros, visible; toxikos, poison] (AR-THRO: Insecta) Erucism caused by toxic setae of lepidop-terous caterpillars. see lepidopterism.
phaosome n. [Gr. phaos, light; soma, body] A light-sensitive epidermal organelle; eyespot.
pharate a. [Gr. pharos, garment] (ARTHRO: Insecta) 1. A stage in metamorphosis that does not usually represent a distinct morphological stage. 2. Any stage of development that remains within the cuticle of the preceding stage. 3. Pertaining to the last larval instar forming the puparium and from which an adult emerges.
pharyngeal canal (CTENO) The stomodeal canal.
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