epipharynx


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epipharynx

[¦ep·ə′far·iŋks]
(invertebrate zoology)
An organ attached beneath the labrium of many insects.
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However, it differs from the members of Athetini in having a tentative synapomorphy of Geostibini, the reduced a-sensillum of epipharynx.
Description of the larva of Plectris aliena Chapin and explanation of new terms applied to the epipharynx and raster.
In an animal study, Oshima et al (6) found that mechanical stimulation of the dorsal epipharynx of anesthetized cats elicited a hiccup-like response, whereas chemical stimulation with gastric juice or mechanical stimulation of other parts of the upper airway failed to elicit the reflex.