cephalothorax


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ceph·a·lo·tho·rax

 (sĕf′ə-lə-thôr′ăks′)
n.
The anterior section of arachnids and many crustaceans, consisting of the fused head and thorax.

cephalothorax

(ˌsɛfələʊˈθɔːræks)
n, pl -raxes or -races (-rəˌsiːz)
(Zoology) the anterior part of many crustaceans and some other arthropods consisting of a united head and thorax
cephalothoracic adj

ceph•a•lo•tho•rax

(ˌsɛf ə loʊˈθɔr æks, -ˈθoʊr-)

n., pl. -tho•rax•es, -tho•ra•ces (-ˈθɔr əˌsiz, -ˈθoʊr-)
the anterior part of the body in certain arachnids and crustaceans, consisting of the coalesced head and thorax.
[1825–35]
ceph`a•lo•tho•rac′ic (-θəˈræs ɪk) adj.

ceph·a·lo·tho·rax

(sĕf′ə-lə-thôr′ăks′)
The combined head and thorax of arachnids, such as spiders, and of many crustaceans, such as crabs.
Translations
Kopfbruststück
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The reports refer mostly to heavy metal content in the whole prawn body whereas results from this study were based on heavy metal content in two parts; cephalothorax and muscle.
The rhabdom layer extends backward beneath the dorsal carapace of the cephalothorax without interruption to form the thoracic eye [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 3A OMITTED].
Amplicon Express staff was responsible for further sample preparation including separation of head (cephalothorax) from tail and immediate placement of the cephalothorax into their proprietary RNA isolation buffer.
Taken together, the eyes give a visual field of almost 360[degrees] around the cephalothorax (Land 1985).
The orientation of the embryo within the EC remained the same, with the funiculus, or attachment stalk, at the distal edge of the presumptive cephalothorax.
DNA was extracted front the cephalothorax using the Wizard DNA extraction kit from Promega Corp (Madison, WI).
In contrast, the externae of Thilacoplethus (= Thompsonia) reinhardi, ranging from 1 to 23, were more clumped on the host, equally distributed on the right and left halves of the hermit body, and more diffused, involving the dorsal side of the abdomen, the cephalothorax, and even the pereiopods and chelipeds.
Because the microsphere suspension has a bright, yellow-green color, its circulation could usually be seen initially through the thin membranes on the ventral surface of the cephalothorax and abdomen of the lobster.
Technically, spiders have only two body parts-the abdomen and a cephalothorax that comprises both head and thorax-but they are also usually not in 18-karat yellow gold, so some poetic license is definitely permissible here.
The LEs are located dorsolaterally on the cephalothorax (Fig.
Praepineal and paired lateral fields on the dorsal surface, and postoral and ventrolateral fields on the ventral surface of the cephalothorax can be distinguished (Obruchev & Mark-Kurik 1965, p.