aciniform


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aciniform

[ə′sin·ə‚fȯrm]
(zoology)
Shaped like a berry or a bunch of grapes.
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The aciniform decoration silk is also used for immobilizing prey (Peters 1993; Tso 2004).
9, 27); ALS short, apex with 2 major ampullate gland spigots (MAP) and 41-55 piriform gland spigots (PI); PMS small, with 2 minor ampullate gland spigots (mAP), 2 aciniform gland spigots (AC), and 1-3 cylindrical gland spigots (CY); PLS second segment short, with approximately 6-17 aciniform gland spigots, and 2 cylindrical gland spigots (Figs.
9, 10); AMS conical and short with pair of minor ampullate gland spigots, 2-4 cylindrical gland spigots and 20-25 aciniform gland spigots (Fig.
Posterior median spinnerets with an extensive aciniform spigot field.
1995) in their cladistic studies separate Araneidae from other araneoid families including Tetragnathidae by loss of the aciniform brush of the posterior median spinnerets, the peripheral position of the spigot of the cylindrical gland on the posterior lateral spinnerets and the use of the inner leg tap of the first leg used to determine the next point of attachment of the viscid web spiral.