n. [Gr. apo, away; L. domus, roof]
The internal portions of a skeleton, consisting of both apodeme and apophysis; sometimes used as synonymous with apodeme.

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  • apodema — n. [Gr. apo, away; demas, body] An invagination of the cuticle that serves for muscle attachment and for strengthening of the body wall; see apophysis, apodome …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • apophysis — n.; pl. ses [Gr. apo, away; phyein, to grow] 1. An internal or external tubercular or elongate process of the body wall; a prominence, swelling or expansion; see apodeme, apodome. 2. (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) see pleural apophysis, sternal apophyses …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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