Wound dehiscence or infection occurred in eight of 11 fractures stabilised with medial and lateral plates
. An extensive "Mercedes" incision was used in many.
Left lateral plates
preserved viscerally: GIT 767-2, GIT 767-3 and GIT 767-17.
Eight morphometric characteristics of the gladius (gladius length [GL], conus length [CL], maximum width of conus [CW], proostracum length [PL], maximum width of prostracum [PW], length from anterior tip of conus to the widest point of proostracum [PWL], length from anterior tip of conus to proximal end of lateral plates
[LPL], the width between two anterior apices of lateral plates
[LPW]) were measured from each sample to the nearest 1 mm (Fig.
The steel water tank was constructed of four 6 mm thick lateral plates
and one 22 mm thick bottom plate.
Pleomeres 1-3 produced into broad blunt lateral plates
on longer side.
(b) Final fixation construct with both medial and lateral plates
after healing had occurred.
Epiphallus divided medially, with moderately small or large ancorae, small lateral plates
and long, narrow, upcurving lophi with acute apices.
Genital plates elongated straight slendrical; lateral plates
distinctly large elongated-oval; spermatheca with cornu distinctly short ramus longer than cornu nodulus absent.
Ergonomic features include a special grip frame with interchangeable backstrap inserts and lateral plates
, allowing the pistol to be individually adapted to any user.
Small, lateral plates
on abdominal segment VIII also are sclerotized in second-instar larvae (Fig.
Over the past 15,000 years, freshwater sticklebacks have lost their bony lateral plates
, or "armour," in these new environments.