pseudocompatability n. [Gr. pseudos, false; L. cum, with; pati, suffer] Fertilization occurring under unusual conditions, that would not normally happen.
pseudocone a. [Gr. pseudos, false; konas, cone] (ARTHRO: In-secta) In certain Diptera and Odonata, a condition where the cone of the ommatidium is liquid-filled or gelatinous rather than a crystalline cone (eucone condition).
pseudocopulation n. [Gr. pseudos, false; L. copula, bond] (ARTHRO: Insecta) Pollinization of a flower by copulation of a male insect mistakenly recognizing it as a female insect.
pseudocrop n. [Gr. pseudos, false; A.S. crop, craw] (ARTHRO: Insecta) In Hemiptera, an enlargement of the anterior region of the mid-gut dilated in a comparable manner as a stomodeal crop.
pseudocruralium n. [Gr. pseudos, false; crus, leg] (BRACHIO) Dorsal adductor impressions elevated above the valve floor.
pseudoctenodont shell (MOLL: Bivalvia) A shell with many short teeth transverse to the hinge margin that are in groups related to others with some teeth longitudinally directed. see ctenodont shell.
pseudoculus n.; pl. -culi [Gr. pseudos, false; L. oculus, eye] (ARTHRO: Insecta) In Protura, a circular dome of thin, perforated cuticle on the head, having 2-6 neurons with ciliary dendritic processes; thought to be a chemoreceptor, an antennal base, or organs of Tomosvary.
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