merocerite
n. [Gr. meros, part; keras, horn]
(ARTHROPODA: Crustacea)
The 4th segment of an antenna.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • merocerite — (Order Decapoda): In antenna, term applied to second of three segments (ischiocerite, merocerite, carpocerite) of outer branch (endopod); alternate interpretation: fourth segment of peduncle [Stachowitsch, 1992] …   Crustacea glossary

  • merocerite — noun A segment of the antenna of a crustacean between the ischiocerite and the carpocerite …   Wiktionary

  • merocerite — me·roc·er·ite …   English syllables

  • merocerite — …   Useful english dictionary

  • basicerite — Second or distal segment of the protopodite of antenna, to which are attached the scale and peduncle [Butler, T.H.]. Second segment of antennal peduncle (in Caridea bearing scaphocerite) [Moore and McCormick, 1969]. Second segment of antennal… …   Crustacea glossary

  • carpocerite — Distal (5th) segment of antennal peduncle [Moore and McCormick, 1969]. Distal (5th) segment of antennal peduncle [McLaughlin, 1980]. (Order Decapoda): In antenna, term applied to last of three segments (ischiocerite, merocerite, carpocerite) of… …   Crustacea glossary

  • ischiocerite — Third segment of antennal peduncle [Moore and McCormick, 1969]. Thrid segment of antennal peduncle [McLaughlin, 1980]. (Order Decapoda): In antenna, term applied to first of three segments (ischiocerite, merocerite, carpocerite) of inner branch… …   Crustacea glossary

  • meroceritic — adjective see merocerite …   Useful english dictionary

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