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spermatodactyl


Term: spermatodactyl
Literally meaning: “sperm finger”
Origin: Anc Greek
σπέρμα(=seed) > σπείρω/spearo (=disperse)
+δάκτυλος/dactylos(=finger) > δείκτης/deictes(=index finger) + αίρω/ero(=liftrise)
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Definition
Spermatodactyl is a digit-like process of the chelicera in order for sperm transfer from the male gonopore to the female.


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