Robert P. Munafo, 1999 Feb 8.

Colloquial name for the entire Mandelbrot set, or for an island mu-molecule.

This name derives from the resemblance of the Mandelbrot set to an insect; R2F(1/2B) is a sort of central proboscis, the filaments R2F(1/2(1/3B)B) are like two antennae; R2.1/2a is the bug's head, R2a is the main body; etc.

From the Mandelbrot Set Glossary and Encyclopedia, by Robert Munafo, (c) 1987-2018.     Mu-ency index

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