apodeme


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Noun1.Apodeme - ridge-like ingrowth of the exoskeleton of an arthropod that supports internal organs and provides attachment points for musclesapodeme - ridge-like ingrowth of the exoskeleton of an arthropod that supports internal organs and provides attachment points for muscles
arthropod - invertebrate having jointed limbs and a segmented body with an exoskeleton made of chitin
anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, structure - a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing; "he has good bone structure"
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10 and 11) with paired short apical processes, preatrium little longer than aedeagal shaft, dorsal apodeme small in lateral view, gonopore apical on ventral surface.
Male: Gonostylus with four spiniform setae, the internal spiniform seta near or just before the middle of gonostylus and at same level or slightly apical than external proximal spiniform setae, the preapical spiniform seta about the middle between the apical and the proximal nearest spiniform seta; gonocoxite with a group of isolated persistent setae on central area; paramere with setae on dorsal margin of distal one-half; aedeagal guide large, reaching or slightly overpassing the middle of paramere; ejaculatory filaments with simple apex and shorter than 5 times the length of aedeagal apodeme + pump.
michidi has much wider and shorter ventral and dorsal arms of apodeme than M.
The sejugal apodeme is emarginated around the middle.
2 [micro]m; length of hook from the point at which the blade meets the shank to the tip of the anterior apodeme = 240.
Both apodeme area and the cross-sectional area of closer muscle, which are key predictors of claw closing force, scale with positive allometry with respect to carapace width as well (17).
The larger abductor is inserted on a medial apodeme with origins in or near the cervical region.