gastric mill


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gastric mill

[′gas·trik ‚mil]
(invertebrate zoology)
A grinding apparatus consisting of calcareous or chitinous plates in the pharynx or stomach of certain invertebrates.
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But, after the metamorphosis into megalopa the foreguts of these species become similar in shape having a complex gastric mill.
major observed in this study was in process of moulting and some internal structure of the foregut was not clearly visible, evidence of a well-developed gastric mill was observed (Figure 4).
Complex ossicles appear compounding the gastric mill.
rectum juvenile I the lateral and medial teeth of the gastric mill are more specialized than that of the megalopa (Figure 7b) resembling adults crab of brachyura previously described in other studies (Meiss and Norman, 1977; Skilleter and Anderson, 1986; Martin et al.
Understanding the gastric mill structure of a macrophagous shrimp Metapenaeus monoceros (Fabricius).
Functional morphology of the mouthparts and gastric mill in the hermit crab Clibanarius taeniatus (Milne Edwards), Clibanarius virescens