stauractine a. [Gr. stauros, cross; aktis, ray] (PORIF) A tet-ractinal spicule with all four rays in a single plane.
stegasimous a. [Gr. stege, roof] (ARTHRO: Chelicerata) In Acari, having the prodorsal sclerite project over the cheli-cerae. see astegasimous.
stellate a. [L. stella, a star] Star-shaped; resembling the rays of a star.
stellate cells Stelliform plasmatocyte-like cells often adhering to internal tissues. see plasmatocyte.
stelliform a. [L. stella, a star; forma, form] Star-shaped.
stelocyttarous a. [Gr. stele, pillar; kyttaros, partition] (AR-THRO: Insecta) Pertaining to nests, especially of social wasps, in which the brood combs are attached to the support by pillars and not connected with the envelope. see astelocyttarous.
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