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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2 [micro]m; length of hook from the point at which the blade meets the shank to the tip of the anterior apodeme = 240.
The larger abductor is inserted on a medial apodeme with origins in or near the cervical region.
After freezing the animals, we severed their claws, examined the dentition of the cutting surfaces, and measured propal height, propal length, propal depth, dactyl length (L2), and the distance from the claw's pivot to the insertion of the closer muscle apodeme (L1; Fig.
The leg was then gently manipulated until voluntary rupture of the coxal apodeme was achieved and the isolated limb placed in absolute ethanol (stored at -20[degrees] C).
Genitalia of male with small dorsal apodeme, median genital sac not preserved in material examined; genitalia of female with large gonosac which is covered with scattered pores.
5) with apodeme and venula Vf as long as pleura II; anterior margin notched and sclerotized medially.
The most conspicuous parts on the anterior side of the organ are the lateral apodemes and the lateral rods, connected to the dorsal apodeme and the ejaculatory canal atrium (Fig.
Hypandrium tubular, with two flap-like structures on either side, hypandrial apodeme reduced, forming a sharp ridge.
Ejaculatory apodeme always discernible but its sclerotisation varies; and since it seems to be asymmetrical, its detectable shape is dependent on its positioning.