circumesophageal connectives
The nerve strand connectives on each side of the esophagus connecting the superesophageal ganglia and subesophageal ganglia of arthropods, annelids and brachiopods; circumoesophageal connectives.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • supraesophageal ganglion — (Order Amphipoda): Concentration of nerve tissue above (anterior to) esophagus in head. Connected to subesophageal ganglion by pair of esophageal connectives. (Syn. brain) [Stachowitsch, 1992]. (Order Isopoda): Concentration of nerve tissue above …   Crustacea glossary

  • subesophageal ganglion — Anterior ganglion of the ventral nerve cord, located beneath (posterior to) the esophagus and connected dorsally to the tritocerebrum. (Syn. subenteric ganglion) [Brusca and Brusca, 2002]. Nerve plexus below esophagus in head of malacostracans… …   Crustacea glossary

  • ventral nerve cord — Ganglia or connectives in somites joined by single or double tract of nerve fibers running longitudinally beneath alimentary canal [McLaughlin, 1980]. (Order Cladocera): Pair of widely separated, longitudinal nerve cords extending into trunk from …   Crustacea glossary

  • nervous system — Anat., Zool. 1. the system of nerves and nerve centers in an animal or human, including the brain, spinal cord, nerves, and ganglia. 2. a particular part of this system. Cf. autonomic nervous system, central nervous system, peripheral nervous… …   Universalium

  • supra-esophageal ganglion — Nerve plexus above esophagus in head of malacostracans [Moore and McCormick, 1969]. Nerve plexus above esophagus, equivalent to brain [McLaughlin, 1980]. (Order Cladocera): Main part of brain above (in front of) esophagus. Consists of… …   Crustacea glossary

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