axial organ

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • axial gland — (ECHINODERMATA) A dark elongated mass of spongy tissue extending along the length of the stone canal, forming part of the hemal system; sometimes called axial organ or genital stolon …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • Axial — Ax i*al, a. 1. Of or pertaining to an axis; of the nature of, or resembling, an axis; around an axis. [1913 Webster] To take on an axial, and not an equatorial, direction. Nichol. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) Belonging to the axis of the body; as,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Axial line — Axial Ax i*al, a. 1. Of or pertaining to an axis; of the nature of, or resembling, an axis; around an axis. [1913 Webster] To take on an axial, and not an equatorial, direction. Nichol. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) Belonging to the axis of the body; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Organ (anatomy) — For the musical instrument, see Organ (music). In biology, an organ (Latin: organum, instrument, tool , from Greek ὄργανον, organon, organ, instrument, tool [1]) is a collection of tissues joined in structural unit to serve a common function. [2] …   Wikipedia

  • Axial skeleton — The axial skeleton consists of the 80 bones in the head and trunk of the human body. It is composed of five parts; the human skull, the ossicles of the inner ear, the hyoid bone of the throat, the chest, and the vertebral column. The axial… …   Wikipedia

  • axial — adjective a) Of or pertaining to an axis; of the nature of, or resembling, an axis; around an axis. the secondary xylem usually consists of axial and radial elements b) Belonging to the axis of the body; as, the axial skeleton; or to the axis of… …   Wiktionary

  • axial filament — The organ of motility in spirochetes. It is made of axial fibrils or periplasmic flagella that extend from each end of the protoplasmic cylinder and overlap in the middle of the cell. The outer sheath lies outside the axial filament …   Dictionary of microbiology

  • axial — adj. [L. axis, axle] Of or pertaining to an axis; relative to the central axis of a cylindrical body or organ …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • Sex organ — Flowers are the sex organs of flowering plants. A sex organ, or primary sexual characteristic, as narrowly defined, is any of the anatomical parts of the body which are involved in sexual reproduction and constitute the reproductive system in a… …   Wikipedia

  • proctal axial or pelvic — the basal bone of the priapium, q.v., a copulatory organ in the Phallostethidae …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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