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appressed

[ə′prest]
(biology)
Pressed close to or lying flat against something.
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biocellata the laminas are initially sericeous adaxially with sessile, straight, more or less appressed hairs but soon glabrate except often persistently sericeous on the midrib.
The macrogametocytes were closely appressed with both host erythrocyte nucleus and envelope.
Antennae: with segment 1 and basal two thirds of segment II pale yellow, remainder of segment II plus entirety of segments III and IV black, segment I bearing 3 erect spinose golden setae, all segments thickly covered with short, appressed pale setae intermixed with scattered short semi-erect golden-brown setae, lengths of segments I-IV-0.40, 1.45, 0.80, 0.40.
All femora dark brown with short appressed black setae and some longer erect white setae in ventral parts.
The branches, with our plant three at number, are almost at right angles where they branch off, bending soon upward, shorter than the top spike, always simple and with a primary bract similar to the scape bracts but somewhat wider, and solidly appressed to the branch.
Ventrally appressed to the embolus is a transparent apophysis which can be considered a functional conductor.
6B, C) stout, closely approximated as in adult; first segment unarmed on distolateral and distomesial angles; stylocerite closely appressed to antennular peduncle, lateral margin strongly convex.
Among its congeners, the species is distinctive in having an umbellate branching habit with a long stripe and numerous appressed stripe leaves (Norris and Koponen 1996).
Pronotal dorsal surface with short setae covering anterior and lower lateral areas; surface along posterior margin connecting dorsolateral angles with appressed short setae with several branches arranged in rosettes.
The mastoid process is short and blunt, while the condylar processes are long and arched, paralleling the curvature of the bullae but not appressed to them.
Spikes are erect, oblong, middense and midlong and white at maturity; awns are midlong and appressed; glumes are midwide, midlong and glabrous; glume shoulders are midwide and oblique; glume beaks are midlong and acuminate; kernels are soft, creamy white, midsize (34.2 mg), midlong, oval to ovate; germ is midsize, oval to ovate; crease is midwide to wide, middeep; cheeks are rounded to angular; brush is mid-size to small and mid-long.
LEAF DESCRIPTION: SCALE-LIKE, very tightly appressed, tips slightly pointed to non-pointed.