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in arthropods, a structure that extends from the body wall
appendage
mid-body region in arthropods
thorax
the body region of some arthropods that consists of a head fused with a thorax
cephalothorax
eye made of thousands of individual visual units
compound eye
a periodic shedding of an arthropods exoskeleton; also found in some reptiles
molting
tube that carries air from the larynx to the lungs
trachea
respiratory opening of certain arthropods that allows for the passage of air into the body
spiracle
slender, fingerlike organ of excretion that opens into the gut of certain arthropods
Malpighian tubule
paired mouthparts of arachnids and their relatives that are modified into fangs or fingers
chelicera
in arachnids, a second pair of appendages that are modified to catch and handle prey
pedipalps
modified appendage in arthropods that secretes silk
swimmerets
chewing mouthpart found in many arthropods
mandible
dramatic physical change through which an immature organism passes as it grows into adulthood
metamorphosis
protective capsule enclosing in the transforming larva in insects
chrysalis
stage of complete metamorphosis in which an insect changes form larva to adult
pupa
juvenile stage of some insects that is a smaller version of the adult
nymph
role played by an individual insect in a colony
caste
larval form of a crustacean
nauplius