from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One of the last pair of posterior abdominal appendages of certain crustaceans, such as the lobster or shrimp.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. either of the two posterior abdominal appendages of the lobster, shrimp and some other crustaceans
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any one of the abdominal appendages of a crustacean, especially one of the posterior ones, which are often larger than the rest, and different in structure, and are used chiefly in locomotion. See Illust. of crustacea, and stomapoda.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Any abdominal limb of an arthropod; an appendage of the urosome.
Hemisquilla californiensis by Mike Bok — magnified view of a uropod, or tail feather, of mantis shrimp.
Hemisquilla californiensis – magnified view of a uropod, or tail feather, of mantis shrimp.
The uropod material was eventually sealed inside an endosome -- a tiny balloon-like structure within the cell.
After the osteoblasts absorbed the uropod material, they began producing SDF-1.
The uropod material was eventually sealed inside an endosome-a tiny balloon-like structure within the cell.
Then, a small portion of a uropod was absorbed inside an osteoblast.