Labellum

Labellum (plural: labella) is the Latin diminutive of labium, meaning lip. These are anatomical terms used descriptively in biology: ...
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Labellum

• (n.) A small appendage beneath the upper lip or labrum of certain insects. • (n.) The lower or apparently anterior petal of an orchidaceous flower, often of a very curious shape.
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Labellum

[botany] In botany, the labellum (or Lip) is part of an orchid, Canna, or other less known flower that serves to attract insects that pollinate the flower, and acts as a landing platform for those insects. Labellum (plural: labella) is the Latin diminutive of labium, meaning lip. The labellum is a modified petal and can be distinguished fro...
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Labellum

[insect anatomy] In entomology, the term labellum has been applied variously and in partly contradictory ways. One usage is in referring to a prolongation of the labrum that covers the base of the rostrum in certain Coleoptera and Hemiptera. In contrast, the commonest current use of the term is in the anatomy of the mouthparts of Diptera, p...
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Labellum

La¬∑bel'lum (lȧ*bĕl'lŭm) noun ; plural Latin Labella (- lȧ), English Labellums (-lŭmz). [ Latin , dim. of labrum lip.] 1. (Botany) The lower or apparently anterior petal of an orchidaceous flower, often of a very curio...
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labellum

A lip, in orchids, the distinctive median petal that serves as an alighting platform for pollinating insects. ... (09 Oct 1997) ...
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labellum

A lip; in orchids and gingers the highly modified ventral petal that is primarily involved in pollination.
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labellum

a little lip / a small washing vessel.
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Labellum

a very distinct lip like petal on orchids
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Labellum

a very distinct lip like petal on orchids
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Labellum

In botany, the labellum is the part of the corolla of certain plants, especially orchids, that forms a distinct, often lobed, lip.
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labellum

labellum 1. A small lip-like part, such as the tip of the proboscis of various insects, used for lapping up liquids. 2. A small appendage beneath the upper lip or labrum of certain insects.
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labellum

Latin, meaning: a little lip / a small washing vessel.
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Labellum

Lip, particularly the lip of orchids.
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labellum

lip; one of three or five petals which is (usually) different from the others, e.g. in Orchidaceae and Stylidiaceae.
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labellum

Lower petal of an orchid flower; it is a different shape from the two lateral petals and gives the orchid its characteristic appearance. The labellum is more elaborate and usually larger than the other petals. It often has distinctive patterning to encourage pollination by insects; sometimes it is extended backwards to form a hollow spur co...
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Labellum

The expanded tip of the labium, used by many flies to mop up surface fluids.
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Labellum

The third petal of an orchid flower, modified by evolution into a lip often used as an attractive landing platform for pollinators.
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labellum

the usually modified, adaxial, inner perianth segment of the orchid flower which by torsion of the ovary is usually abaxial
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labellum

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