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Definition of the noun Acidopore

What does Acidopore mean as a name of something?


  1. [zoology, rare] A small hole atop an ant’s gaster through which it sprays formic acid and pheromones.


The acidopore is a component of ant anatomy; a round orifice located on the abdomen encircled by hairs which typifies the subfamily Formicinae. The conical structure connects to the posterior end of an ant’s gaster where formic acid and other hydrocarbons formed, collectively comprising the venom. This structure is unique to, but not present in all members of the ant subfamily Formicinae. It is termed an acidopore because it is the pore, or hole, from which formic acid is sprayed.

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Google previewAnts of Africa and Madagascar (2016)

A Guide to the Genera by Brian L. Fisher, Barry Bolton

Acidopore present, sting absent. The acidopore is a U-shaped to almost circular excavation of the posteromedian margin of the hypopygium; sometimes it is at the apex of a prominent nozzle that ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Zoology (2014)

by Michael Allaby

acclimatization accommodation acentric acephalous acetabulum acetylcholine acetylcholine esterase acetyl coenzyme A ACh acicula acicular aciculum acid acidophilic acidopore Acinonyx jubatus acinus Acipenseridae Acipenseriformes ...

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Acidopore Meaning

Video shows what acidopore means. A conical structure with a small terminal opening, at the posterior end of an ant's gaster through which it sprays formic acid ...

Scrabble value of A1C3I1D2O1P3O1R1E1

The value of this 9-letter word is 14 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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