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n.1.(Zool.) A suckerlike organ at the base of the abdomen of insects belonging to the Collembola.
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Antennal segments 1 to 3, head, body, legs to tibiotarsus, collophore scales only on posterior face, and ventral face of furcula.
This appendage, called a collembola or collophore, consists of a tube (or sometimes a pair of tubes) attached to the ventral side of the first abdominal segment.
Collophore with 7+7 anterior setae, 7 + 7 setae on distal flaps, and without posterior setae.