neuropodium

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neuropodium

[‚nu̇r·ō′pō·dē·əm]
(neuroscience)
A terminal branch of an axon.
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Diagnosis: The presence of rounded palaea in the abdominal neuropodia and the transverse row of setae on the first setiger help identify this as belonging in the genus Notaulax.
Abdominal neuropodia are capillaries accompanied by pointed, narrow-bladed neurosetae.
All thoracic notopodia with crenulated capillary chaetae, fewer in number than in neuropodia (Fig.
Neuropodia of first chaetiger as low transverse ridges, from chaetiger 2 to 14 (Fig.
Orbinia hartmanae Day, 1977, from Australia (Day 1977), is the most similar species, with 12-21 thoracic chaetigers, branchiae from chaetiger eight, four rows of thoracic uncini, a similar number of postchaetal processes on thoracic neuropodia and of stomach papillae on first abdominal chaetigers, and flail-tipped chaetae.
Also in the thorax, the neuropodia exhibit short capillary chaetae on setigers 1-8 and a single hooded hook per setiger from setiger 8 posteriorly.
Notopodia and neuropodia are the dorsal and ventral rami, respectively, of the parapodia.