metapodium


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metapodium

[¦med·ə′pō·dē·əm]
(anatomy)
The metatarsus in bipeds.
The metatarsus and metacarpus in quadrupeds.
(invertebrate zoology)
Posterior portion of the foot of a mollusk.
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In three of four cultures with some veligers that showed signs of approaching competency, newly hatched veligers exhibited slower growth just after hatching, with increasing growth from 160 to 220 gm, after which growth slowed and ceased as the larvae began to show early signs of competence (i.e., elongating metapodium and slight retraction of the mantle fold) as early as 235 gm (Fig.
Furthermore, spines at the end of the metapodium were observed after the formation of operculum.
After torsion, spines could be observed at the end of the metapodium (stage 25) as well as a developed operculum (stage 26) (Fig.
The B-type is of smooth muscle fiber type that is mostly found in the metapodium, and functions to maintain greater tension.