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Exoskeleton
A body covering, typically made of chitin, that provides support and protection
Molt
To shed an old exoskeleton so that it can be replaced with a new one
Thorax
The body region between the head and the abdomen
Abdomen
The body region posterior to the thorax
Cephalothorax
A body region comprised of a head and a thorax together
Compound Eye
An eye made of many lenses, each with a very limited scope
Simple Eye
An eye with only one lens
Open Circulatory System
A circulatory system that allows the blood to flow out of the blood vessels and into various body cavities so that the cells are in direct contact with the blood
Statocyst
The organ of balance in a crustacean
Gonad
A general term for the organ that produces gametes
Complete Metamorphosis
Insect development consisting of 4 stages: egg, larva, pupa, and adult
Incomplete Metamorphosis
Insect development consisting of 3 stages: egg, nymph, and adult