apodeme


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical.
Related to apodeme: resilin

apodeme

[′ap·ə‚dēm]
(invertebrate zoology)
An internal ridge or process on an arthropod exoskeleton to which organs and muscles attach.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
7 and 8): hypandrium stripe-like with a small triangular posterior projection on one side, gonocoxites with a group of alveoli on lateral margin, gonostyli little longer than gonocoxite, coniform, with acute apex, a group of alveoli at base and short sparsely distributed setae on apical 2/3; gonocoxal apodeme strongly sclerotized, pilose ventrally and with rounded distal margin; aedeagus bifid, left branch little longer and wider in dorsal view, one short sinuous paramere articulates with aedeagus and ends on the small projection of the hipandrium; epandrium as long as wide, pilose, surstyli coniform, 1.5X the length of gonostyle, with one tenaculum at apex.
quijos the paraphyses have with two pedunculated setae and the aedeagal apodeme is not curved.
Apodeme I (ap l)12 long, V- shaped continuing with sternum I (st l).Sternum I (st l) free, swollen at tip 56 long.
The first lever arm (L1) is a measure of the distance between the claw's pivot (P) and the insertion point of the closer muscle apodeme (F1).
Two-thirds distal parts of movable finger with 10-12 pointed teeth with dental canals that reach up to distinctly proximad of halfway between trichobothria st and sb, distal tooth tiny, subdistal tooth small; third basal part of movable chelal finger with 6-7 rounded (rarely 4), partially fused, vestigial teeth without canals on raised lamina; dental row reaching proximad of sb, approximately level sensilla pc, 1-5 proximal microtubercles; basal condyle (bc) present, basal apodeme long and apically indented; coupled sensilla pc halfway between trichobothria sb and b or slightly closer to b.
The ventral and dorsal arms of apodeme on the aedeagus of the male M.
Phallosome apodeme long, slender, distally dilated and divided in two arms apically pointed, each directed laterally and ending in a round membranous area (Fig.
1); aedeagus with subquadrate broad socle in ventral view, stem slender, elongate and strongly curved upward, slightly expanded laterally on both sides below gonopore, which is oval and apical; dorsal apodeme prominent; phragma bearing a pair of longitudinal membranous leaf-like processes, more sclerotized and bordered with microteeth on posterior margin and small and marginal microsetae along anterior margin (Fig.