endophragmal skeleton

endophragmal skeleton
(ARTHROPODA: Crustacea)
A complex internal structure composed of fused apodemes, providing the framework for muscle attachment.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • endophragmal skeleton — An internal skeleton composed of arthrophragms arising from [Martin, 2005]. Complex internal skeletal structure formed by fusion of apodemes in decapods providing framework for muscle attachment, generally not strongly calcified [Moore and… …   Crustacea glossary

  • endoskeleton — Internal hard parts of some decapods consisting mainly of endophragms [Moore and McCormick, 1969]. (Order Anostraca): Term occasionally applied to various more rigid internal structures serving as sites of muscle attachment [Stachowitsch, 1992].… …   Crustacea glossary

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