linguiform


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linguiform

(ˈlɪŋɡwɪˌfɔːm)
adj
shaped like a tongue

lin•gui•form

(ˈlɪŋ gwəˌfɔrm)

adj.
tongue-shaped.
[1745–55; < Latin lingu(a) lingua + -i- + -form]
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Stachyotis is similar to Rhabdocosma Meyrick, 1935 (Ypsolophidae) in the shape of the pleural lobes but differs from the latter in the male genitalia: processes on uncus in addition to socii present in Stachyotis, absent in Rhabdocosma; gnathos acuminate medially, up-curved in Stachyotis, with linguiform medial plate in Rhabdocosma; and saccus longer in Stachyotis than in Rhabdocosma.
Bulb oval, distal haematodocha separated, embolus longer than in congeners, linguiform (Fig.
Body linguiform, division between fore- and hindbody indistinct; vitelline follicles confined to area between ovary and ventral sucker .