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tumid

bulging or protuberant

tumid

[′tü·məd]
(biology)
Marked by swelling or inflation.
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The pronotum is subcampanulate or weakly trapeziform with the disk strongly tumid and inclined forwards; and the calli are either prominently raised and confluent with rather large median fossa posteriorly or hardly evident but with the median fossa distinct.
1); frons weakly tumid, dorsal surface strongly convex, anterior and dorsal surfaces oblique, anteriorly usually with a medial, narrow tubercle or spine (Fig.
To briefly summarise, features of the African Pacycerina that are immediately striking include: (1) tiny ocellar setulae ('ausserordentlich klein' [extraordinarily small] in Becker's (1895: 250) words), (2) incurved anterior fronto-orbital bristles (reclinate in most Afrotropical lauxaniids, except Chaetolauxania Kertesz), (3) bulging prefrons and lateral black spots (other Afrotropical lauxaniid genera lack such a tumid prefrons and maculation), (4) elongated postpedicel, (5) two acrostrichal bristle rows on mesoscutum, (6) no profemoral ctenidium, (7) usually dark brown protibia and protarsi (relative to yellow meso- and metatibiae and tarsi), (8) the presence of paired black spots on T6 in some species, and (9) the absence of an aedeagus in the male of all species.
Endosoma C-shaped, tumid, furnished with a spinulate appendage apically.
The pronotum is tumid, longer than the rostrum and longer than wide, rounded at sides and covered in flat-bottomed pits (Fig.
Male with metasternum tumid posteriorly; median metasternal process distinctly removed from posterior margin of metasternum and angling outward (Fig.
Pronotal hood large, extending obviously over head; anterior part of median pronotal carina more or less elevated above lateral carinae; corium with tumid elevation 7