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n.1.(Zool.) The outer branch of the legs in certain Crustacea. See Maxilliped.
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Rudiments of the antennules and biramous antennae are clearly defined, the latter with a medial epipodite.
8 at pH = 7 and 22 [degrees]-23 [degrees] C; Horne and Beyenbach, 1971), the unspecialized respiratory structures (bulbous epipodite, Fryer, 1988; and entire abdominal phyllopod) in this primitive crustacean - unlike the specialized respiratory structures in more advanced crustacea - appear to be inadequate for adjusting oxygen delivery at variable oxygen tensions.
Impact of copper on the structure of gills and epipodites of the shrimp Penaeus japonicus (Decapoda).