hydrofuge

hydrofuge

[′hī·drə‚fyüj]
(zoology)
Of a structure, shedding water, as the hair on certain animals.
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Maschwitz, "Secretion-grooming in the water bug Plea minutissima: a chemical defence against microorganisms interfering with the hydrofuge properties of the respiratory region," Ecological Entomology, vol.
Maschwitz, "Secretion-grooming in aquatic beetles (Hydradephaga): a chemical protection against contamination of the hydrofuge respiratory region," Chemoecology, vol.
For parthenogenetic females and both sexes of bisexual adults, we observed 6 types of sensilla, including hydrofuge scales, trichoid sensilla, 2 types of squamiform sensilla, tuft hairs and Bohm bristles.
One more important bioproperty- chemical polarity of the compounds and structures (water and hydrofuge organics, alkaline and acid parts of amino acids, polypeptide and polynucleotide chains)- was added to this group by the author.