apodeme

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n apodeme ridge-like ingrowth of the exoskeleton of an arthropod that supports internal organs and provides attachment points for muscles
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Apodeme (Zoöl) One of the processes of the shell which project inwards and unite with one another, in the thorax of many Crustacea.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n apodeme Same as apodema.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. apo-, + Gr. body

Usage

In literature:

Apodeme: an inwardly directed process to which a muscle is attached.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
The apodeme, of course, is moulted with the integuments of the mouth.
"A Monograph on the Sub-class Cirripedia (Volume 1 of 2)" by Charles Darwin
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