adj. [Gr. branchia, gills; kardia, heart]
Pertaining to gills and heart.

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  • branchiocardiac groove — See: carapace groove (b) [Martin, 2005]. See: carapace grooves (b) [McLaughlin, 1980]. Groove separating branchial and cardiac regions [Williams, 1984]. Line along dorsal limit of branchiostegite. (Syn. branchiocardiac ridge) [Poore, 2004].… …   Crustacea glossary

  • branchiocardiac sulcus — Groove extending along dorsal limit of branchiostegite, running parallel to branchiocardiac carina [Perez Farfante and Kensley, 1997] …   Crustacea glossary

  • branchiocardiac — bran·chio·cardiac …   English syllables

  • branchiocardiac — |braŋkē(ˌ)ō+ adjective Etymology: branchi + cardiac : of or relating to the gills and heart …   Useful english dictionary

  • branchiocardiac carina — (ARTHROPODA: Crustacea) That part of a carapace dividing the branchial and cardiac region …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • branchiocardiac groove — (ARTHROPODA: Crustacea) In Decapoda, an oblique groove on each side of the carapace separating the branchial and cardiac regions …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • branchiocardiac sinus — (ARTHROPODA: Crustacea) One of several sinus channels that facilitates blood flow from the gills to the pericardial sinus and then to the heart …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • branchiocardiac carina — See: carapace carina (c) [Martin, 2005]. See: carapace carinae (c) [McLaughlin, 1980]. Ridge extending along posterodorsal limit of branchiostegite (Fig. 2A) [Perez Farfante and Kensley, 1997]. (Order Decapoda): On each side of carapace, narrow… …   Crustacea glossary

  • areola — Area between branchiocardiac grooves and posterior to cervical groove on dorsal surface of carapace (Astacidea and Austroastacidea) [McLaughlin, 1980]. Dorsomedial area (usually hourglass shaped) of thoracic region of carapace of crayfishes,… …   Crustacea glossary

  • attractor epimeralis muscle — Important muscle in many decapods, inserted along line of branchiocardiac groove in carapace [Moore and McCormick, 1969]. Prominent muscle in many decapods, inserting along line of branchiocardiac groove [McLaughlin, 1980]. (Order Decapoda): In… …   Crustacea glossary

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