teletrophic ovariole (ARTHRO: Insecta) An ovariole in which all the trophocytes are terminal in the germarium, and connect to the egg by a slender trophic chord; acroptrophic ovariole; telotrophic egg tube. see polytrophic ovariole.
telson n. [Gr. telson, end] 1. (ARTHRO) The terminal portion of an arthropod body (not considered a true somite), usually containing the anus; the periproct. 2. (ARTHRO: Chelicerata) In scorpions, the distal stinging caudal spine. 3. (ARTHRO: Crustacea) The posterior projection, sometimes with caudal furca; the last body unit/segment in which the anus is not terminal; postsegmental region; style. 4. (ARTHRO: Diplopoda) The preanal ring. 5. (ARTHRO: Insecta) a. The 12th abdominal segment of primitive insects and some insect embryos. b. In scale insects, the lateral cuticular extension of the 8th segment. telosonic a.
template n. [F. dim. temple, used in weaving] 1. A pattern from which objects are copied. 2. In genetics, a strand of DNA acting as template for a strand of RNA, which in turn serves as a template for nucleic acids or proteins.
temporal isolation Non-interbreeding between species as a result of time differences, i.e., diurnal versus nocturnal.
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