apodeme


apodeme
An ingrowth of the arthropod exoskeleton, serving as an attachment site for muscles.

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  • Apodeme — Ap o*deme, n. [Pref. apo + Gr. ? body.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of the processes of the shell which project inwards and unite with one another, in the thorax of many Crustacea. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • apodème — ● apodème nom masculin (grec apodêmia, action de s éloigner) Lame chitineuse interne au tégument des arthropodes, donnant insertion aux muscles …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • apodeme — A cuticular, usually calcified invagination upon which muscles insert and which, itself, inserts by means of tough flexible cuticle onto that part of the skeleton which is moved by its muscles (Figs. 12, 13) [Warner, 1977]. Any cuticular ingrowth …   Crustacea glossary

  • apodeme — См. apodema …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • apodeme — apodemal /euh pod euh meuhl/, apodematal /ap euh dem euh tl/, adj. /ap euh deem /, n. a ridgelike ingrowth of the exoskeleton of an arthropod that supports the internal organs and provides the attachment points for the muscles. [1850 55; < NL… …   Universalium

  • apodeme — ap·o·deme …   English syllables

  • apodeme — noun ridge like ingrowth of the exoskeleton of an arthropod that supports internal organs and provides attachment points for muscles • Hypernyms: ↑structure, ↑anatomical structure, ↑complex body part, ↑bodily structure, ↑body structure • Part… …   Useful english dictionary

  • capitular apodeme — (ARTHROPODA: Chelicerata) In Acari, an apodeme separating the cheliceral frame and the infracapitulum …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • head apodeme — Fused endopleurite and endosternite forming place for muscle attachment at anterior end of skeleton in Astacidea [Moore and McCormick, 1969]. Fused endopleurite and endosternite forming place for muscle attachment at anterior end of skeleton… …   Crustacea glossary

  • head apodeme — (ARTHROPODA: Crustacea) In crayfish, fused endopleurite and endosternite forming an area for muscle attachment at the anterior end of the skeleton …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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