aciniform


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aciniform

[ə′sin·ə‚fȯrm]
(zoology)
Shaped like a berry or a bunch of grapes.
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and mechanical characterization of aciniform silk: uniformity of
To distinguish between the aciniform and tubuliform spigots that are similar and present on the same spinnerets of adult females, we compared the spinning fields of adult females, subadult females and adult males.
The piriform glands were located not only at the ventral area of the spinning apparatus, but also on the dorsal area, together with the aciniform glands (Fig.
Seven general types of silk glands were identified: aciniform, aggregate, flagelliform, major ampullate, minor ampullate, pyriform, and tubuliform (Fig.1).
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.
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.
Anterior lateral spinnerets with five aciniform, flagelliform, and two aggregate gland spigots (Fig.
100 piriform spigots; PMS: 1 mAP with 4 fused paracribellar bases antero-ectally adjacent [5, 5, 2, 2 spigots respectively (2, 2 spigots basally fused only)]; 6 aciniform spigots (1 anterior, rest distributed); 6 cylindrical spigots; PLS: ca.
Spinnerets with colulus represented by two setae; ALS conical, 2-segmented, contiguous, twice the width of the PLS; ALS with 3 spigots (piriform) and 3 nubbins; PMS with 3 spigots (aciniform) and 2 nubbins; PLS with 3 spigots (aciniform) and 3 nubbins.