- a ridgelike ingrowth of the exoskeleton of an arthropod that supports the internal organs and provides the attachment points for the muscles.
Origin of apodeme
1850–55; < New Latin apodema, equivalent to apo- apo- + -dema < Greek démas body
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Examples from the Web for apodeme
The apodeme, of course, is moulted with the integuments of the mouth.
Endosternite: that part of the apodeme arising from the intersternal membrane.
Apodeme: an inwardly directed process to which a muscle is attached.
The nerve does not enter the bluntly-pointed basal end of the common eye, but on one side of the apodeme.
The apodeme, at its base or point of origin, is unusually broad and flat.