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apodeme


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Apodeme  \Ap"o*deme\,  n.  [Pref.  apo-  +  Gr  ?  body.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  One  of  the  processes  of  the  shell  which  project  inwards  and 
  unite  with  one  another,  in  the  thorax  of  many  Crustacea. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  apodeme 
  n  :  ridge-like  ingrowth  of  the  exoskeleton  of  an  arthropod  that 
  supports  internal  organs  and  provides  attachment  points 
  for  muscles 




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