hypandrium

noun hy·pan·dri·um \hiˈpandrēəm, hīˈ-\

Definition of hypandrium

plural

hypandria

\-ēə\
  1. :  a plate or modified area underlying the genitalia of a male insect; especially :  the fused coxites of the ninth abdominal segment when these form a ventral covering plate for the genitalia

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Origin and Etymology of hypandrium

New Latin, from hypo- + andr- + -ium


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