proleg


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pro·leg

 (prō′lĕg′)
n.
One of the stubby limbs on the abdominal segments of caterpillars and certain other insect larvae.

proleg

(ˈprəʊˌlɛɡ)
n
(Zoology) any of the short paired unjointed appendages on each abdominal segment of a caterpillar and any of certain other insect larvae
[C19: from pro-1 + leg]

pro•leg

(ˈproʊˌlɛg)

n.
one of the abdominal ambulatory processes of caterpillars and other larvae, as distinct from the true or thoracic legs.
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A volume of 5 [micro]L of the extract or control (20% v/v, DMSO) was injected into the left proleg of the hemocele using a 25 [micro]L Hamilton Syringe (Hamilton, Reno, NV).
La novela empieza con un "Proleg inevitable" firmado por V.P.
But the hemolymph was directly inpoured into the storage tubes from a ruptured proleg. All the samples were stored at -80[degrees]C for the following study.
(i.e., 200 mg/mL, 100 mg/mL, 25 mg/mL, 12.5 mg/mL, 6.25 mg/ mL, 3.1 mg/mL, and 2.5 mg/mL) diluted in PBS were inoculated in the last proleg of each larva.
24-25)", y Jordi Redondo, con "La parla dels personatges secundaris al proleg de la tragedia euridipica".
Contractor name : GRUP DE PRODUCATORI PROLEG SLOBOZIA MOARA COOPERATIVA AGRICOLA
amb un proleg d'Antoni Mestre, Barcelona, 1975, consultada en http://bivaldi.gva.es/va/corpus/unidad.cmd?idUnidad=56742&idCorpus=20000&posicio n=1.
(1918): Proleg. In Bruguiere de Gorgot, A.: Dans les ruines d'Ampurias.
The haemolymph was collected from the 5th instar by cutting abdominal proleg in 1.5 ml tube containing a few granules of phenylthiourea to prevent melanization.
Body elongated, segmented pale brown color, divided into head, thorax and abdomen; antennae small; eyes small; paired anterior proleg behind the head and one pair of posterior leg are at the second last abdominal segment; abdominal setae are prominent on posterior segments although present all over the body; 4 ventral tubules; 4 anal tubules.
(4) The first regent master to use the Sentences as the text was Alexander of Hales in the 1230s (Brady, Proleg. 144).
(7) Veanse las excelentes reflexiones de Jeroni Salom en "Proleg", Blai Bonet, El mar, Valencia: Tres i Quatre, 1988: 7-19.