apodeme

[ ap-uh-deem ]
/ ˈæp əˌdim /

noun

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

Related forms

a·pod·e·mal [uh-pod-uh-muh l] /əˈpɒd ə məl/, ap·o·dem·a·tal [ap-uh-dem-uh-tl] /ˌæp əˈdɛm ə tl/, adjective
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