gonapophysis

noun gon·apophysis \¦gän +\

Definition of gonapophysis

plural

gonapophyses

  1. :  an organ or process of the anal region of an insect that serves in copulation, oviposition, or stinging —used chiefly of such structures when paired and regarded as modified appendages

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Origin and Etymology of gonapophysis

New Latin, from gon- + apophysis


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