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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.
4-7), it is possible that they were made by the silky teeth no 5 and 6 endites of the Pt2 and Pt3.
The endites include four setated lobes on the medial edge of the limb bud (Fig.
It makes reference to the characteristic comb-like structures on the distal endites of trunklimb 1.
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.
Endites pale yellow, longer than wide, convergent, with small violet spots.
3F): Biramous; protopod five-lobed, endites with 8, 3, 3, 3, 3 setae; endopod four-segmented with 2, 2, 2, 3 setae; exopod with five plumose setae.
An overall mesial-lateral motion is most common, with the entire maxillule moving as a lever that uses the basal attachment as the fulcrum, and the tips of the endites describing a large arc.