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Arthropods

Animals possessing bilateral symmetry, segmented bodies and jointed exoskeletons.

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arthropod

Invertebrate in the phylum Arthropoda, characterized by a segmented body, hard exoskeleton, and jointed appendages.

coxal gland

Arthropod gland that collects and concentrates liquid waste from blood.

Malphigian tubules

Arthropod excretory structure; carries waste from the digestive tract to the anus.

metamorphosis

Process in which a larva undergoes a major transformation to change into the adult form, which occurs in amphibians, arthropods, and other invertebrates.

molting

Process in which an animal sheds and replaces the outer covering of the body, such as the exoskeleton in arthropods.

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