apodeme

apodeme

[ap-uh-deem]
noun
a ridgelike ingrowth of the exoskeleton of an arthropod that supports the internal organs and provides the attachment points for the muscles.

Origin:
1850–55; < Neo-Latin apodema, equivalent to apo- apo- + -dema < Greek démas body

apodemal [uh-pod-uh-muhl] , apodematal [ap-uh-dem-uh-tl] , adjective
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apodeme

noun
ridge-like ingrowth of the exoskeleton of an arthropod that supports internal organs and provides attachment points for muscles 
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