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Q technique The analysis of association of pairs of taxa in a data matrix.

quacking a. [D. kwakken] (ARTHRO: Insecta) In Hymenoptera, sound made by new queens in the cells in response to "piping".

quadrangle n. [L. quadrus, fourfold; angulus, angle] 1. Any figure having 4 angles. 2. (ARTHRO: Insecta) In odonatan Zygoptera, a cell beyond the arculus. quadrangular a.

quadrat n. [L. quadratus, squared] A sample area of land for biotic study, usually 1 square meter.

quadrate a. [L. quadratus, squared] Having 4 sides in outline.

quadrate plates (ARTHRO: Insecta) In Hymenoptera, the reduced 9th abdominal tergite.

quadricapsular a. [L. quadrus, fourfold; capsula, little box] Having 4 capsules.

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