anal plate n.
The anal portion of the cloacal plate.
anal plate: in caterpillars, the shield-like covering of the dorsum of the last segment: in the embryonic larva the 11th tergite.
Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology John. B. Smith
- Anal reflex
anal reflex anal reflex n. Contraction of the anal sphincter around a finger passed into the rectum.
- Anal retentive
having an anal character. a person who is anal retentive. noun a person who exhibits anal personality traits adjective exhibiting anal personality traits
- Anal sinus
anal sinus anal sinus n. Any of the grooves between the anal columns. Also called Morgagni’s crypt, rectal sinus.
- Anal sphincter
anal sphincter anal sphincter n. Either of the two sphincter muscles of the anus. See under external and internal sphincter muscle of anus.