noun Botany, Zoology.
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When it has no footstalk, but is closely united to the trunk.
A vertical flat scale, observable on the footstalk of the genus Formica, &c.
The mother insect began by kneading woody fibre into a paste, and making the footstalk of the future nest.Insect Architecture|James Rennie
One or more subrotund protuberances of the footstalk in the genus Myrmica.
When it is elevated on a footstalk above the dorsolum, and forms a tabular or flat surface.