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epigyne, epigynum, epigyna

Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
No Taxon (Glossary)
No Taxon (E)
No Taxon epigyne, epigynum, epigyna
Explanation of Names
From Greek epi upon, plus gyne female (Internet searches).
epigyne, or epigynum, plural epigyna - the female genital opening in Arachnids (spiders and allies), it is useful for species-level identification.

Diagrams showing location of the epigynum

The epigyne is most often confused with the spinnerets by beginners. The spinnerets are at the end of the abdomen, and the epigyne is closer to the sternum as you can see if you click on the second drawing above.

Photos of the epigynum:
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