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n.1.(Zool.) The outer branch of the legs in certain Crustacea. See Maxilliped.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Each maxilla [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 4D OMITTED] of the first zoeal stage consists of a large scaphognathite (exopodite fused with epipodite) on the lateral portion of the appendage, a weakly bilobed endopodite and two bilobed endites on the mesial portion.
Rudiments of the antennules and biramous antennae are clearly defined, the latter with a medial epipodite. The mandible is forming medial to the antennae.
longicaudatus ([P.sub.50] = 6.8 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.