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apodeme

[ ap-uh-deem ]
/ ˈæp əˌdim /
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noun

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

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Also a·pod·e·ma [uh-pod-uh-muh] /əˈpɒd ə mə/ .

Origin of apodeme

First recorded in 1850–55; from New Latin apodema, equivalent to apo- Greek prefix meaning “away from” + -dema, from Greek démas “body”; see apo-
a·pod·e·mal [uh-pod-uh-muhl], /əˈpɒd ə məl/, ap·o·dem·a·tal [ap-uh-dem-uh-tl], /ˌæp əˈdɛm ə tl/, adjective
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