scrobiculate


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scro·bic·u·late

 (skrō-bĭk′yə-lĭt, -lāt′)
adj. Biology
Marked with many shallow depressions, grooves, or pits.

[Latin scrobiculus, diminutive of scrobis, trench; see sker- in Indo-European roots + -ate.]
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scrobiculate

(skrəʊˈbɪkjʊlɪt; -ˌleɪt) or

scrobiculated

adj
(Biology) biology having a surface covered with small round pits or grooves
[C19: from Latin scrobiculus diminutive of scrobis a ditch]
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Mesosoma: pronotum, propleuron and mesopleuron acinose, pronotal groove shallow and scrobiculate; mesoscutal lobes acinose-rugose (Figure 4); notauli weakly impressed and scrobiculate, scutellum smooth; subalar groove scrobiculate, sternaulus finely scrobiculate and almost complete (Figure 5); propodeum mostly rugose, median carina diverging at extreme base and meeting lateral carinae, enclosing acinose-rugose basal median area, areola not defined apically.
Mesosoma: pronotum smooth and polished; pronotal groove impressed, scrobiculate; mesoscutal lobes smooth and polished; notauli scrobiculated, meeting before scutellum in a large rugose area; pre-scutellar sulcus carinate, scutellum slightly punctuate; mesopleuron including subalar groove smooth and polished, sternaulus absent; propodeum smooth laterally, punctuate apico-dorsally, median carina present basally, two apical lateral carinae (Figure 3).