valvifer

noun
val·​vi·​fer | \ ˈvalvəfə(r) \
plural -s

Definition of valvifer

: any of the basal plates of an insect's ovipositor arising from the eighth and ninth abdominal segments — compare valvula sense 2

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History and Etymology for valvifer

New Latin, from valva + -i- + -fer

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“Valvifer.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/valvifer. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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