endite


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endite

[′en‚dīt]
(invertebrate zoology)
One of the appendages on the inner aspect of an arthropod limb.
A ridgelike chewing surface on the inner part of the pedipalpus or maxilla of many arachnids.
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brendae, shows remarkable modifications of the male endites, which each bears two long, narrow projections, one directed laterally and one directed posteriorly (Fig.
1F) Palp with 2, 1, 1, 2 setae; coxal endite with 6 distal setae; basal endite with 8 distal setae; broad scaphognathite with narrow posterior lobes having long naked setae.
4E): Biramous; coxal endite with eight setae, basal endite with five stout setae and one seta; endopod three-segmented with 2, 2, 5 setae; exopod with four plumose setae.
Endites pale yellow, longer than wide, convergent, with small violet spots.
11); fovea indistinct; clypeus narrow; sternum shield-shaped, longer than wide, with brown or transparent hairs along edge; mouthparts with endites long with rounded tips, longer than wide; labium and endites with scattered short hairs or setae; cheliceral furrow edentate; dorsal surfaces of chelicerae with variable number of short, thick, erect setae.
Carapace pale brown with longitudinal lighter stripe from eyes to posterior margin of carapace; chelicerae, labium, endites, sternum, and legs pale brown; posterior median and lateral eyes on black tubercles; legs with dorsal, transverse dark spots.
Sternum pale brown, labium darker, endites with paler tips.
Sternum and mouthparts dark brown, tips of endites paler, clypeus with white hairs.
Gonostome subsemicircular, approximately as long as wide; lateral walls formed by elevated endites of coxae IV.