Metagastric
Metagastric Met`a*gas"tric, a. [Pref. meta- + gastric.] (Zo["o]l.) Of or pertaining to the two posterior gastric lobes of the carapace of crabs. [1913 Webster]

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  • metagastric — meta·gastric …   English syllables

  • metagastric — “+ adjective Etymology: meta + gastric : of or relating to the two posterior gastric lobes of the carapace of a crab …   Useful english dictionary

  • metagastric lobe or area — (ARTHROPODA: Crustacea) In Decapoda, the posterior division of the gastric region of the carapace; sometimes ill defined …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • metagastric lobe — Posterior division of gastric region of decapod (brachyuran) carapace; may be ill defined or undifferentiated [Moore and McCormick, 1969]. Posterolateral lobe or subregion of gastric region; often not defined [Williams, 1984]. (Order Decapoda):… …   Crustacea glossary

  • metagastric region — The posteromesial portion of the gastric region on the carapace of crabs [Chace and Hobbs, 1969]. The region on the dorsal surface of the carapace bounded by parts of the mesogastric, protogastric, epibranchial and urogastric regions [Ingle,… …   Crustacea glossary

  • gastric region — See: carapace region f [Martin, 2005]. Large median area, in crab carapace, bounded behind by cervical suture, laterally by hepatic regions, and anteriorly by frontoorbital regions. Divisible into following subregions or lobes: epigastric,… …   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

  • 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

  • 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

  • mesogastric region — The central portion of the gastric region on the carapace of crabs [Chace and Hobbs, 1969]. The region on the dorsal surface of the carapace bounded by parts of the margins of the frontal, protogastric, and metagastric regions [Ingle, 1983].… …   Crustacea glossary

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