haemal


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haemal

(ˈhiːməl) or

hemal

adj
1. (Physiology) of or relating to the blood or the blood vessels
2. (Anatomy) denoting or relating to the region of the body containing the heart
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Adj.1.haemal - relating to the blood vessels or blood
References in classic literature ?
Now he saw far above him the backbone of the apparatus and its big ribs, "like the neural and haemal canals," said Kurt, who had dabbled in biology.
Each neural spine and arch ossified first, followed by the centrum and then by the haemal arch and spine.
The centrum is readily differentiated into four intermedialia by the basidorsal and basiventral insertions for the neural and haemal arch cartilages (Fig.
Two anal pterygiophores before haemal spine of first caudal vertebra (in 18).
1 and 3), appear to be uniquely derived homologous characters that may serve to distinguish Apolemichthys from related genera: namely, lateral expansion of the anterior 2-5 haemal spines (unmodified in C.
At dig's end, three weeks later, museum staff returned to Brisbane with 15-20 bones, including vertebrae, haemal arches, an ankle bone and part of a hip bone.
8) Thus, not many people use such CAs as haemal (~ blood), osseous (~ bone), caseous (~ cheese), etc.
Placed within the subfamily Ammodytinae, which also includes the genera Gymnammodytes and Hyperoplus, Ammodytes is diagnosed by the presence of scales deeply embedded in dermal plicae below the lateral line, a highly protrusible upper jaw (Pietsch, 1984), and non-expanded neural and haemal spines on the caudal vertebrae (Ida et al.
The anteriormost vertebra with a haemal spine is considered to be the first caudal vertebra; the terminal vertebral element (= "urostylar vertebra"), with which the hypural bones articulate, is included in the vertebral counts.
Anterior parapophyses small, directed laterally, anteroposterior series becoming larger, directed posteriorly to form haemal arches of caudal vertebrae.
Description: Body slightly elongate and laterally compressed; first dorsal spines VII; pterygiophore formula of first dorsal fin 3(221110); second dorsal fin I,11-12; first and second dorsal fins separate from each other and from caudal fin; pectoral rays 18-21; anal fin I,11-13, first two anal pterygiophores inserted anterior to first haemal spine, remaining pterygiophores in approximately 1:1 ratio with caudal vertebrae; total vertebrae 27, 11 precaudal and 16 caudal; pelvic fins with one spine and five rays; vomerine teeth absent; mouth large, 10.