Opposite of teneral?

Robin Leech releech at TELUSPLANET.NET
Sun Jun 5 09:32:38 CDT 2005


Hi Taxacomer,

Does anyone know a single-word term for the opposite
of TENERAL?
Would it be SLEROTIZED or SCLEROTIC?
When an organism, or part of it, becomes darker after
having been creamy white, does that mean that the organism,
or part of it, is now slerotized?
Please see below.

I am reviewing a manuscript, and the authors have written:

"Simple eyes eventually become brown."

It is a lampyrid pupa under discussion, and shown are two
views of the pupa.  The pupa remains creamy white, but
acc. to the authors, the ocelli turn brown.

Perhaps more discussion is needed.  For example,
"Ocelli brown, pupa creamy white."

Perhaps it should read, "Ocelli pigmented, pupa
creamy white."

Any help or suggestions from anyone?

Robin Leech




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