Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as entosternum.

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Examples

  • The endosternum is a continuous structure that can be regionalized as follows (

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  • Muscle 53b connects the anterolateral rims of the coxae, running adjacent to 53a, but separated by a sheath for most of its length before terminating on the lateral extremes of the supraneural bridge of the endosternum (not the propectus as for 53a).

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  • Nine other muscles attach to the propectus, endosternum, or anterior pronotum.

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  • The last of the indirect neck muscles connects the base of the endosternum to the supraneural bridge of the mesothoracic endosternum, and is thus a retractor of the propectus

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  • Thus, these two muscles act antagonistically, possibly bringing about indirect head roll via rotation of the propectus-endosternum unit.

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  • In reality it appears that the two propectuses are tightly coupled by a length of ligament-like tissue connecting the propectal condyle to the endosternum.

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  • The leg muscles of the propectus, endosternum and pronotum.

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  • Section was taken in a transverse plane, at a level near the anterior margin of the endosternum.

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  • Overlying the sternal plates of the propectuses is the endosternum.

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  • Ventrally, the basal surface of the endosternum forms part of the protective exoskeleton, interfacing anteriorly with the propectuses, and posteriorly with the forelegs.

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