myochordotonal organ
(ARTHROPODA: Crustacea)
In Decapoda, a proprioceptor at the proximal end of the meropodite, a flat membrane lying between the skeleton and sheath of the accessory flexor muscle of the carpus, with distal bipolar sensory cells passing through the membrane and attached to the skeleton; having scolopidia similar to the insect chordotonal organs.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • chordotonal organ — Subcuticular sense organs of insects and perhaps nematodes that consist of one to several hundred chordotonal sensilla (scolopidia); attached to the cuticle that function as mechanoreceptors; abundant in tympanal organs; a scolopophorus organ;… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • scolopidium — n.; pl. ia [Gr. dim. skolos, pointed object] A mechanoreceptor (part of a chordotonal organ) consisting essentially, of three cells: sensory neuron (scolopale), enveloping cell, and an attachment, or cap cell; scolopophore; sensillum… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”