Epipleural
Epipleural Ep`i*pleu"ral, a. [Pref. epi- + pleural.] (Anat.) Arising from the pleurapophysis of a vertebra. --Owen. [1913 Webster] ||

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  • epipleural — epi·pleural …   English syllables

  • epipleural — I. “+ adjective Etymology: epi + pleural 1. : arising from or attached to a rib 2. [New Latin epipleuron + English al] : of or in the region of the epipleurals or epipleura II. noun : a spine or bone arising from the rib of a fish and pa …   Useful english dictionary

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  • epipleural sclerites — (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) One or two small sclerites in the membranous area between the thoracic pleura and the wing bases that are important to wing movement due to muscle attachment …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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  • basal process — parapophysis (plural parapophyses)(a long, transverse process arising from the abdominal vertebral centrum. Parapophyses serve to support epipleural ribs (q.v.) when present and, in Gadidae, the gas bladder. In Clupeiformes they are not fused to… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • basapophysis — (plural basapophyses)) parapophysis (plural parapophyses)(a long, transverse process arising from the abdominal vertebral centrum. Parapophyses serve to support epipleural ribs (q.v.) when present and, in Gadidae, the gas bladder. In Clupeiformes …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • metaxymiost — a rib like bone (but not a rib) formed in the intermuscular septa. Dorsally called epineural bones, centrally epicentral bones and ventrally epipleural bones (more or less related to the vertical ribs). Also called intermuscular bones …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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