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palea

[′pā·lē·ə]
(botany)
The upper, enclosing bract of a grass flower.
A chaffy scale found on the receptacle of the disk flowers of some composite plants.
(invertebrate zoology)
One of the enlarged flattened setae forming the operculum of the tube of certain polychaete worms.
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13): very prominent palea region projecting beyond the cymbium; lunar plate of the subtegulum conspicuous, overlaps portion of basal haematodocha: linear portions of embolus and terminal apophysis near their tips are not perpendicular to the median apophysis, but rather angled.
The referendum would only determine whether or not PALEA members support the package offered by PAL management to save the airline.
The presence of a palea that subtends the flower and lodicules, these together subtended by a sheathlike bract called a lemma, is the rule in the grasses.
Palea claims that the government, unions and other parties do not have an "adequate understanding of the seriousness and urgency of the situation".
The placement of Hippasella in Sosippinae is based on the absence of a terminal apophysis and of a developed palea in the male pedipalp.
The genus appears to have some affinities with the subfamily Pardosinae, as the conductor is "shaftlike, lying transversely along basal magin of palea" (Dondale 1986) and a "thick well-sclerotized basal part of palea concealed by tegulum" (Zyuzin 1993).
The male pedipalp in this genus has a large palea region with a broad, truncated (not sickle-shaped) terminal apophysis.
The palea is a partly sclerotized pad at the distal end of the genital bulb that sometimes bears processes or extensions (PPR) (Figs.
Passiena has excellent diagnostic characters, in particular the male pedipalp that carries a unique group of soft spicules on the distal part of the palea.
PAL, through its lawyers, manifested before the DOLE National Conciliation and Mediation Board its intent to discuss the issues raised in the notice of strike with duly-recognized representatives of PALEA.
Navicula lanceolata, Nitzschia palea, and Rhoicosphenia curvata were among the dominant species.
Aulacoseira granulata, Cyclotella meneghiniana, Diadesmis confervacea, Diploneis elliptica, Gomphosphenia tenerrima, Luticola permuticoides, Navicula cryptocephaloides, Navicula recens, Navicula subminuscula, Navicula viridula, Nitzschia palea, Pinnularia microstauron, Pinnularia sp.