torulus


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torulus

(ˈtɔːjʊləs; ˈtɒrjʊləs)
n
1. (Zoology) zoology a socket in an insect's head in which its antenna is attached
2. (Medicine) med a minute swelling in the skin
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Both homonymical and synonymical usage abounds with anatomical terminology of insects, namely Heteroptera, such as "antennal tubercle, antennal sclerite, antennifer, antenniferous tubercle, antennal socket, torus, torulus.
03 mm) setae between the torulus and the level of the midlength of the eye, anterior clypeus with four hairs, about 0.