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mx id: 590 | OBO id: HAO:0000950 | URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/HAO_0000950
spiracle
Defined (both definition and relationships must be met)
Definition:
The anatomical cluster that is composed of the distal end of the trachea and the margin of the sclerite or conjunctiva surrounding the spiracular opening.
written by: Miko, I. 2009. -2014 Curator. Hymenoptera Anatomy Ontology.

Relationships / properties:
The spiracle is a anatomical cluster.
The spiracle is part of the segment.

Label usage (sensu)
spiracle by Chapman, R. F. 1998. The insects: structure and function 4th edition. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, New York, Melbourne 770 pp.
spiracle by Miko, I. 2009. -2014 Curator. Hymenoptera Anatomy Ontology.
Comments and tags
alternative definition added almost 5 years ago by Istvan Miko
External opening in the body wall for a tracheal air tube, which forms part of the respiratory system of an insect; in most chalcids at least three sets of spiracles are visible, the mesothoracic spiracle, propodeal spiracle, and metasomal spiracle, as well as sometimes a metathoracic spiracle.
  Reference: Gibson , G. A. P., J. D. Read , and R. Fairchild. 1998. Chalcid wasps (Chalcidoidea): illustrated glossary of positional and morphological terms ..
  Cross reference: None provided.


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