Definition of Apodeme

1. Noun. Ridge-like ingrowth of the exoskeleton of an arthropod that supports internal organs and provides attachment points for muscles.




Definition of Apodeme

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

Definition of Apodeme

1. Noun. (anatomy) An ingrowth of the arthropod exoskeleton, serving as an attachment site for muscles. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Apodeme

1. One of the processes of the shell which project inwards and unite with one another, in the thorax of many Crustacea. Origin: Pref. Apo- + Gr. Body. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Apodeme

apocryphalists
apocryphally
apocryphalness
apocynaceous
apocyneous
apocynin
apocynthion
apocytochrome
apod
apoda
apodal
apodan
apode
apodeictic
apodeictics
apodeme (current term)
apodemes
apodemialgia
apodes
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apodiform bird
apodioxis
apodixis
apodization
apodizations
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Literary usage of Apodeme

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1. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1902)
"In this case it bears some resemblance to an apodeme. The resemblance to an apodeme is much more marked in some other insects. Thus in the Hymenoptera each ..."

2. The Scientific Memoirs of Thomas Henry Huxley by Thomas Henry Huxley, Michael Foster (1899)
"2 n), rightly said by M. Blanchard to arise from the forks of the apodeme (;«), are inserted into the side walls of the pharyngeal sac, which is so narrow ..."

3. A Monograph of the British Fossil Crustacea, Belonging to the Order Merostomata by Henry Woodward (1878)
"The nerves of the second pair (on the outer side of the symbol n, 4, PL XXXVI) diverge, extend along the forepart of the anterior low and simple apodeme (n) ..."

4. A Manual of the Anatomy of Invertebrated Animals by Thomas Henry Huxley (1888)
"... a sixth pair arises from the forward processes of the intermaxillary apodeme, and is inserted into the oesophagus; two more pairs arise, ..."

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