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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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DIAGNOSIS: Males can easily be recognized by the pair of projections on each endite (Fig.
5); setae light brown; chelicerae sometimes with white spots; sternum yellowbrown, sometimes with white marks; endites and labium yellow-brown; clypeus brown, sometimes white at anterior edge, markings may extend up to AME; eye region white; eye tubercles greyish white.
Endites and coxae greenish on males and on the females between dark and light blue.
4F): Biramous; endites with 10, 4, 4, 5, 3 setae; endopod four-segmented with 3, 2, 2, 3 setae; exopod unchanged.
Endites with single outer seta distally and 3 flat spiniform inner setae, inner being shorter than the outer.
Labium and sternum dark brown, endites with slightly paler chewing margins.
Sternum and mouthparts dark brown, tips of endites paler, clypeus with white hairs.
Endites dark yellow-brown with black mottling, white at distinct serrula and maxillar hair tuft; labium yellow-brown, white distally, trapezoidal with slightly concave distal margin; sternum shield-shaped, rebordered, orange-brown with black mottling, with scattered long erect and short straight setae and white feathery setae; intercoxal sclerites present between all coxal pairs; precoxal triangles present; pleural bars isolated.
Gonostome subsemicircular, approximately as long as wide; lateral walls formed by elevated endites of coxae IV.
Chelicerae red-brown, with short white setae on anterior surface, surface granular; chelicera with single thick black seta on anterior surface of paturon, located just distal of cheliceral base; three evenly spaced teeth on promargin, median tooth largest, distal tooth smallest; two teeth on retromargin, close together and subequal in size; small cheliceral keel present; endites pale brown with scattered fine black setae, rounded on anterior margin, with well-developed serrula, straight on retrolateral and posterior margins; prolateral longitudinal ridge extending length of endites; labium brown, slightly wider than long.