pappose


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pap·pus

 (păp′əs)
n. pl. pap·pi (păp′ī)
A modified calyx, composed of scales, bristles, or featherlike hairs, in plants of the composite family, such as the dandelion and the thistle.

[Latin, old man, down on certain seeds, from Greek pappos; see papa in Indo-European roots.]

pap′pose (-ōs) adj.
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Adj.1.pappose - (of plants such as dandelions and thistles) having pappi or tufts of featherlike hairs or delicate bristles
plant life, flora, plant - (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
haired, hairy, hirsute - having or covered with hair; "Jacob was a hairy man"; "a hairy caterpillar"
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The frame which has the minimum Euclidean distance from [phi]([x.sub.pos]) in each sample is added in pappose. Then pos_pose is used to train the linear classifier [g.sub.i](x) and choose [p.sub.i] as the average of frame number in pos-pose.
The antennules have aesthetascs and simple plumose and pappose setae; the antennae have simple, plumose and pappose setae.
Maxilla 1, inner plate with more than two apical pappose setae; outer plate narrow with setal-teeth in 8/3 crown arrangement, setal-teeth large, ST6 and ST7 slender, ST7 slightly displaced from ST6; palp large, with apical robust setae.