pediform


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ped·i·form

 (pĕd′ə-fôrm′)
adj.
Shaped like a foot.

pediform

(ˈpɛdɪˌfɔːm)
adj
shaped like a foot
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Others argue that 'Lac' connotes a bird similar to a crane or goose, a motif found on the D6ng Sob bronze drums and pediform axes.
2F-H) tubular, relatively long, narrow at base and distinctly expanded towards apex; apical part bearing semicircular ribbon-like plate at left side arising from dorsal of aedeagus, apex rounded and slightly broadened, denticulate along inner and approximately 1/3 of outer margins, near base of plate slightly projected triangularly in lateral view; on right side of aedeagal shaft with pediform flat plate directed anteriorly and also another wingshaped lobe joining pediform plate as triangular flake medially; pediform plate and wing-shaped lobe connect ventrally, both with serrated margins.
To some degree, their pronounced differences in size and shape correlate with function, since the large and pediform Mxp2 and Mxp3 handle large prey items, whereas the smaller and flattened Mx1, Mx2, and Mxp1 enable the animal to accurately manipulate even very small food objects.