Metabranchial Met`a*bran"chi*al, a. [Meta- + branchial.] (Zo["o]l.) Of or pertaining to the lobe of the carapace of crabs covering the posterior branchi[ae]. [1913 Webster]

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  • metabranchial — That region of porcellanid (crab) carapace situated below linea anomurica and, therefore, not completely united with main part of carapace. (Syn. metabranchial region) [Williams, 1984]. The region on the dorsal surface of the carapace bounded by… …   Crustacea glossary

  • metabranchial — “+ adjective Etymology: meta + branchial : of or relating to a posterior lobe of the carapace of a crab * * * metaboric, metabranchial, metabrushite see meta 6 a, 3, 7 a …   Useful english dictionary

  • metabranchial — meta·branchial …   English syllables

  • metabranchial lobe or area — (ARTHROPODA: Crustacean) In Decapoda, the posterior branchial region of the carapace …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • metabranchial lobe — Posterior part of branchial region of decapod (brachyuran) carapace [Moore and McCormick, 1969]. (Order Decapoda): See: carapace regions (c) [McLaughlin, 1980] …   Crustacea glossary

  • metabranchial region — The posterior portion of the branchial region on the carapace of crabs [Chace and Hobbs, 1969]. (Order Decapoda): Branchial region [Stachowitsch, 1992] …   Crustacea glossary

  • branchial region — See: carapace region (c) [Martin, 2005]. See: carapace regions (c) [McLaughlin, 1980]. Area of the carapace overlying the branchial cavity [Perez Farfante and Kensley, 1997]. Paired regions of dorsal carapace between hepatic regions in front… …   Crustacea glossary

  • carapace region — Differentiated portion of decapod carapace surface distinguished in descriptions and used in classification named types: (a) antennal. Anterior marginal part of carapace bordering orbital region laterally and also touching hepatic, pterygostomial …   Crustacea glossary

  • epibranchial — Anterior part of branchial region of decapod (brachyuran) carapace [Moore and McCormick, 1969]. Part of porcellanid (crab) carapace situated behind orbit and above metabranchial region. Region situated between cervical groove and linea anomurica …   Crustacea glossary

  • carapace regions — (Order Decapoda): (a) antennal. Anterior marginal part bordering orbital region laterally, adjoining hepatic, pterygostomial, and occasionally also frontal regions. (b) anterolateral. Lateral part bordering subhepatic or hepatic regions. (c)… …   Crustacea glossary

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