redia n.; pl. rediae [NL. after Francesco Redi, naturalist] (PLATY: Trematoda) In Digenea, a larval produced by asexual reproduction within a sporocyst or mother redia.
reflected a. [L. re, again; flectere, to bend or turn] 1. Turned back on itself; turned from the general course of the structure. 2. (MOLL: Gastropoda) Referring to the outer and columellar lips.
reflex a. [L. re, back; flexus, bend] A simple unconditioned response.
reflex arc A series of neurons transmitting excitation from a receptor through the central nervous system to an effector.
reflex bleeding (ARTHRO: Insecta) Blood as well as other fluids discharged through various body articulations; functioning in protection from predators.
reflexed ovary Turned back upon itself, generally at the junction of the ovary and oviduct; bent abruptly back.
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