Endosternite En`do*ster"nite, n. [Endo- + sternum.] (Zo["o]l.) The part of each apodeme derived from the intersternal membrane in Crustacea and insects. [1913 Webster] ||

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  • endosternite — Mesodermal tendonous plate below anterior part of alimentary canal (e.g., Notostraca); also firm calcareous plate between nerve cord and alimentary canal in anterior part of thorax in some crabs [Moore and McCormick, 1969]. (Order Notostraca):… …   Crustacea glossary

  • endosternite — en·do·sternite …   English syllables

  • endosternite — |en(ˌ)dō+ noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary end + sternite : a part of the endoskeleton of an arthropod: a. : the part of one apodeme of a crustacean derived from the membrane between sternal plates b. : entosternite …   Useful english dictionary

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  • arachnid — arachnidan /euh rak ni deuhn/, adj., n. /euh rak nid/, n. 1. any wingless, carnivorous arthropod of the class Arachnida, including spiders, scorpions, mites, ticks, and daddy longlegs, having a body divided into two parts, the cephalothorax and… …   Universalium

  • skeleton — skeletonless, adj. skeletonlike, adj. /skel i tn/, n. 1. Anat., Zool. the bones of a human or an animal considered as a whole, together forming the framework of the body. 2. any of various structures forming a rigid framework in an invertebrate.… …   Universalium

  • head apodeme — Fused endopleurite and endosternite forming place for muscle attachment at anterior end of skeleton in Astacidea [Moore and McCormick, 1969]. Fused endopleurite and endosternite forming place for muscle attachment at anterior end of skeleton… …   Crustacea glossary

  • Paraphragma — Par a*phrag ma ( fr[a^]g m[.a]), n.; pl. {Paraphragmata}. [NL., fr. Gr. para beside + ?, ?, an inclosure.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of the outer divisions of an endosternite of Crustacea. {Par a*phrag mal}, a. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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