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paraproct

Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
No Taxon (Glossary)
No Taxon (P)
No Taxon paraproct
Explanation of Names
From Greek para beside, plus procto, rectum (Internet searches).
Identification
paraproct noun, plural paraprocti (?) - paired plate-like appendages on the side of the tip of the abdomen of some insects, such as Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies).

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