[ ap-uh-deem ]
/ ˈæp əˌdim /


a ridgelike ingrowth of the exoskeleton of an arthropod that supports the internal organs and provides the attachment points for the muscles.

Nearby words

  1. apocynthion,
  2. apodal,
  3. apodeictic,
  4. apodeipnon,
  5. apodema,
  6. apodia,
  7. apodictic,
  8. apodis,
  9. apodosis,
  10. apodous

Origin of apodeme

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

Related formsa·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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