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Apodeme Explained

Apodeme at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Apodeme \Ap"o*deme\, n. [Pref. apo- + Gr. ? body.] (Zo["o]l.)
One of the processes of the shell which project inwards and
unite with one another, in the thorax of many Crustacea.

apodeme at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

apodeme
n : ridge-like ingrowth of the exoskeleton of an arthropod that
supports internal organs and provides attachment points
for muscles

apodeme at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Noun

Inter: en-nou » n
  • Inter: anatom » y An ingrowth of the arthropod exoskeleton, serving as an attachment site for muscles.
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    |passage=The muscles are attached either directly to internal protrusions of its external skeleton, called apodemes, or indirectly, by filaments attached to the connection points.