noun (plural stipites /ˈstipəˌtēz/)Zoology
1A part or organ resembling a stalk, especially the second joint of the maxilla of an insect.
- Thrips mouthparts comprise a mouthcone, consisting of the labrum, labium, a pair of maxillary stipites and laciniae (the latter, so-called ‘stylets’), and another stylet that is a slender left mandible.
- Large, subrounded to subrectangular features seen on the latex molds probably represent the mandibular cardines and/or stipites.
- The more diverse DDO clades, which were entirely wiped out, included a broad range of colony sizes-some very robust forms as well as others with complex branching and long stipes, but also many species with quite diminutive colonies.
1.1 Botany more technical term for stipe.
- Reclined rhabdosomes are ones in which the stipes are inclined upwards, and those in which the stipes have joined to form a linear structure are termed scandent.
- Also all these species have Type 2 pollinaria, which are devoid of stipes.
- The dst1-1 mutant regularly developed mature fruiting bodies at the top of dark stipes after a prolonged cultivation.
Mid 18th century: from Latin, literally 'log, tree trunk'.
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