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Palmar and palmate membranes

Geoff Read g.read at niwa.cri.nz
Tue May 19 22:15:30 EST 1998

Harry ten Hove wrote:

> ... Palmate membrane: preferred term: Interradiolar
> membrane. Radiolar web(bing): see Interradiolar membrane.


Good. Thanks Harry. 

Looking into the antecedents of 'palmate' indicates the human 'palm' as the
stem for all other usages. As palm tree is one such I would be wary of
calling a structure palmate when really palm-tree-like was meant. This
might be the case for the sabellid radioles. The botanists, who have lots
of useful words at their finger tips, seem to use the term for the specific
case of _five_  lobes not completely divided.

It has also been suggested  the object represented for 'palmate' in 
the pink book could be a sigalionid elytral margin papilla. 

  Geoff Read <g.read at niwa.cri.nz>

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