gonapophysis

noun
gon·​apophysis | \ ¦gän + \
plural gonapophyses

Definition of gonapophysis

: 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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History and Etymology for gonapophysis

New Latin, from gon- + apophysis

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“Gonapophysis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gonapophysis. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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