Adambulacral


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Ad`am`bu`la´cral


a.1.(Zool.) Next to the ambulacra; as, the adambulacral ossicles of the starfish.
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By this time, juveniles have well developed ventral spines, especially adambulacral spines, and yet still have cilia on their bodies (Fig.
A set of ambulacral and adambulacral plates delimit each side of the ambulacral furrow, and the number of plates increase according to increases in the number of podia grown (the number of adambulacral plates is one less than the number of tube feet) (Fig.
There is controversy over whether adambulacral plates are formed according to the Ocular Plate Rule (OPR).