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- entelegyne (en-TEL-i-jeyn): Gr. εντελης “enteles” = perfect, complete, full + Gr. γυνη = a woman, female; 1. Spider anatomy — a form of spider genitalia such that the female’s external copulatory openings typically include a sclerotized epigynum, whereas the male typically is equipped with relatively complex palpi; 2. Taxonomy — a reference to the clade Entelegynae, which comprises most living spiders; compare with Haplogynae.
- epigastric furrow: arachnid anatomy — a transverse groove across the anterior ventral portion of the abdomen.
- epigyne (EP-i-GEYN): see epigynum.
- epigynum (i-Pij-i-nuhm): Gr. επι = on, upon, at, by + Gr. γυνη = a woman, female; 1. arach. — the sclerotized region of the female spider, located between the book lungs, and positioned anterior of the epigastric furrow, that covers the internal genitalia.
- anat. = anatomy; arach. = arachnid; behav. = behavioral; biol. = biological (inclusive of all animals and plants); bot. = botanical (inclusive of all plants); Gr. = Greek; L. = Latin; q.v. = L. quod vide = which see; pl. = plural; taxon. = taxonomy; zool. = zoological (inclusive of all animals).
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- Ubick, D., P. Paquin, P.E. Cushing and V. Roth, editors, 2005. Spiders of North America, Chapter 72: Glossary — pronunciation guide. Published by the American Arachnological Society.
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- Williams, Tim. 2005. A Dictionary of the Roots and Combining Forms of Scientific Words. Squirrox Press, Norfolk, England.
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