Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An ingrowth of the arthropod exoskeleton, serving as an attachment site for muscles.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of the processes of the shell which project inwards and unite with one another, in the thorax of many Crustacea.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as apodema.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • Endosternite: that part of the apodeme arising from the intersternal membrane.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

  • Muscle 48 is a large muscle that inserts broadly on the horizontal apodeme of the propectus.

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles

  • Each propectus is a section of cuticle containing a number of infoldings and protrusions, including the sternal (ventral) plate, pleural (lateral) plate, horizontal apodeme, cervical apodeme and pleural apophysis

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles

  • Subunit 42a runs horizontal and attaches to the horizontal apodeme of the propectus.

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles

  • Muscles 46 and 47 diverge from a common tendon that inserts on the cervical apodeme of the propectus.

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles

  • A forward projecting branch of IN1 runs directly into the cervical apodeme of the propectus (

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles

  • A large muscle composed of three branches that converge anteriorly to a common tendon that inserts on the tip of the supraforaminal apodeme of the head (

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles

  • Muscle 43 inserts just lateral of the supraforaminal apodeme of the head (

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles

  • Both subunits connect the cervical apodeme of the propectus to the supraneural apodeme of the endosternum (

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles

  • Anteriorly they are divided by a dense, forward projecting branch of IN1, posteriorly they are divided by the supraneural apodeme-51a attaching to the dorsal surface of the apodeme and 52b to the ventral surface (

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.