n. [Gr. koilos, hollow; mys, muscle]
Muscle structure in which the contractile fibrils are not only next to the subcuticula, but also extend varying distances up the side of the muscle cell and partially enclose the sarcoplasm; see platymyarian, circomyarian.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • coelomyarian — coe·lo·my·ar·i·an (se″lo mi arґe ən) designating a type of nematode musculature in which the muscle fibers are next to the hypodermis and perpendicular to it; myofibrils extend varying distances up the side of the muscle cell,… …   Medical dictionary

  • coelomyarian — coe·lo·my·ar·i·an …   English syllables

  • coelomyarian — | ̷ ̷(ˌ) ̷ ̷mī|a(a)rēən adjective Etymology: coel + my + arian of nematode muscle cells : having the myofibrils extending centrally in the periphery of the cell and partially enclosing the sarcoplasm compare platymyarian …   Useful english dictionary

  • circomyarian — n. [Gr. kerkos, circle; mys, muscle] A muscle cell in which contractile fibrils completely surround the sarcoplasm; see platymyarian, coelomyarian …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • platymyarian — adj. [Gr. platys, flat; mys, muscle] (NEMATA) Having fibers of the muscle cells adjacent and perpendicular to the hypodermis; see coelomyarian …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • polymyarian — poly·my·ar·i·an (pol″e mi arґe ən) [poly + Gr. mys muscle] having many muscle cells in each quadrant of a cross section, the cells being coelomyarian in type; said of the muscle arrangement in certain nematodes …   Medical dictionary

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