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apodeme

[ap-uh-deem] /ˈæp əˌdim/
noun
1.
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
1850-1855
1850-55; < New Latin apodema, equivalent to apo- apo- + -dema < Greek démas body
Related forms
apodemal
[uh-pod-uh-muh l] /əˈpɒd ə məl/ (Show IPA),
apodematal
[ap-uh-dem-uh-tl] /ˌæp əˈdɛm ə tl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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