tibial process/thumb (ARTHRO: Insecta) In Anoplura Pedicu-lus , a delicate modification of the tibia as a holdfast against the powerful claw of the tarsus.
tibial spur (ARTHRO: Insecta) A large spine usually located on the distal end of the tibia.
tibiotarsal organ (ARTHRO: Insecta) In Collembola Smin-thurides , a sac-like swelling and an enlarged hair occurring near the distal ends of the tibiotarsus of the third pair of legs.
tibiotarsus n. [L. tibia, shin; Gr. tarsos, sole of foot] (ARTHRO: Insecta) Fused tibia and tarsus; the tibiotarsal segment.
Tiedemann's bodies (ECHINOD: Asteroidea) Tiny, 9 spherical swellings on the inner wall of the ring canal that have been reported to produce amebocytes.
tiled a. [ME. tile] Appearing as a tiled roof; transverse and longitudinal striae on the cuticle.
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