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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.
At the molt to instar V, the endites and endopod became evident on the medial edge, and the exopod and epipod formed on the lateral edge of the protopodite (Fig.
1G) Endites separated by shallow notch and with multiple setae; bilobed epipod; endopod 4-segmented with 6, 3, 3, 4 setae; exopod with 14 plumose natatory setae; terminal segment with 3 terminal spines and 1 subterminal spine.
It makes reference to the characteristic comb-like structures on the distal endites of trunklimb 1.
2F) with praecoxal and coxal endites having 7, 3 and 3, 3 setae, respectively; basis fused to first endopod segment to form allobasis, with heavily chitinized process plus 3 setae; free endopod 3-segmented, with setal formula 2, 2, 4.
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.
Maxilliped base with 3 distal setae longer than endites. Palp article 2 with outer spiniform seta arising from a process.