hydrofuge

hydrofuge

[′hī·drə‚fyüj]
(zoology)
Of a structure, shedding water, as the hair on certain animals.
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For parthenogenetic females and both sexes of bisexual adults, we observed 6 types of sensilla, including hydrofuge scales, trichoid sensilla, 2 types of squamiform sensilla, tuft hairs and Bohm bristles.
The adults have respiratory adaptations that allow them to breathe atmospheric air, such as the presence of hydrofuge hairs covering the last two abdominal tergites (Tremouilles, 1995).
One more important bioproperty- chemical polarity of the compounds and structures (water and hydrofuge organics, alkaline and acid parts of amino acids, polypeptide and polynucleotide chains)- was added to this group by the author.