metaneme
n. [Gr. meta, after; nema, thread]
(NEMATA)
Filamentous organs in or near the lateral epidermal cords that usually have anterior and sometimes posterior filaments and a central scapulus; thought to be stretch receptors; see orthometaneme, propriocepter.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • loxometaneme — n. [Gr. loxos, oblique; meta, behind; nema, thread] (NEMATA) Metaneme that is at an angle of 10 30 o to the longitudinal body line; found running diagonally across the lateral hypodermal cords …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • orthometaneme — n. [Gr. orthos, straight; meta, after; nema, thread] (NEMATA) A metaneme parallel to the longitudinal body line; found at the dorsal or ventral border of the lateral epidermal cords …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • scapulus — n.; pl. li [L. dim. scapus, stem] 1. (CNIDARIA: Anthozoa) In Actinaria, the short upper part of the scape/scapus. 2. (NEMATA) The enlarged sensory portion of a metaneme …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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