podite


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podite

[′pä‚dīt]
(invertebrate zoology)
A segment of a limb of an arthropod.
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On pereiopod VII, the regular lines of protrusions were observed only on the 6th podite (Fig.
The width of the regular lines, which is the distance from the end line to the line of the other side, on each podite of the large specimens was about twice that of the small specimens, and the scaling exponent k in the width of the regular lines was about 1.
When the middle part of the 2nd podite of pereiopod VI was dipped into the water, water started to flow upward against gravity, following the regular lines, as far as the joint between the 2nd and 3rd podites (Fig.
In pereiopod VII, despite gradual sequential immersion from the unguis to the 5th podite (Fig.
As pereiopod VI was dipped into water from the unguis, water flow did not occur unless the middle part of the 2nd podite was also brought into contact with the water.
Podites are here given numbers from 1 (the most distal) to 6, which correspond to the scientific terms of dactylopodite, propodite, carpopodite, meropodite, ischiopodite, and basipodite, respectively.