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tarsus
(pl. tarsi) In insects, the part of the leg beyond the tibia including the tarsal claw (toes).
taxonomy
The classification of organisms.
teeth
In snails, raised bumps inside the shell's opening.
tendril
A slender, twisting organ used by a plant to gain support.
tepal
Used to describe sepals and petals when they are similar.
tepals
Plural of tepal - used to describe both sepals and petals when similar.
thallus
Plant body of liverworts.
thorax
the body region of an insect just behind the head. It bears the legs and wings.
thorn
A modified stem which terminates in a point.
thyrse
A compact flower cluster, with each flower on its own stalk.
tibia
the fourth segment of an insectís leg between the femur and tarsus.
trifoliolate
Three leaflets attached to the same leaf stalk.
tuber
An enlarged, underground stem.
tympanum
In frogs and toads, the round hearing organ on the sides of their heads.
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