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n.1.(Zool.) The ventral lobe or branch of a parapodium.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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a) Dorsal view, b) detail of dorsal view, c) dorsal view of prostomium and first four segments, GOL: globular ocular lobes, CMA: ceratophore of the median antenna, EL: elytrophores, d) neuropodium of segment 5, NB: neurosetae bidentate, NBwET: neurosetae bidentate with one extra tooth, e) parapodium from segment 5, PCGP: parapodium covered with globular papillae, CI: ventral cirrus, f) elytrum from segment 2, g) dorsal cirrus from segment 3.
Median parapodia (Figure le) with capillary setae only, 6-9 in the notopodium and 6-11 in the neuropodium, those of the posterior row longer, uniformly thinner, very slender (3-4 [micro]m) and less hirsute, as long as body width.
The thoracic setigers develop neuropodial and notopodial buds, with a few small capillary notochaetae and a small tuft of cilia between the neuropodium and the notopodium (Fig.