(ite) n. [Gr. epi, upon; pous, foot]
(ARTHROPODA: Crustacea)
A laterally directed exite of the protopod, usually branchial in function; a laterally directed ramus of the coxa; gill separator; see exite.

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  • epipod — ( ) [Holthuis, 1993]. Schematic drawing of a thoracic leg. [Holthuis, 1993] A lateral extension from the base of an appendage (Fig. 2) [Warner, 1977]. A respiratory endite arising from the coxal segment of a pereiopod [Ingle, 1983]. A small… …   Crustacea glossary

  • epipod — …   Useful english dictionary

  • pre-epipod(ite) — n. [L. prae, before; Gr. epi , on; pous, foot] (ARTHROPODA: Crustacea) The laterally directed lobe of the coxa …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • protopod — Peduncle of an appendage; in unmodified form, consisting of one coxal and one basal article. (Syn. protopodite) [Williams, 1984]. Proximal portion of limb, consisting of precoxa, coxa, and basis, fused together in some forms; its distal edge… …   Crustacea glossary

  • maxilliped — Anterior thoracic limb (one, two, or three) modified to act as mouth part, its body segment usually fused to cephalon [Moore and McCormick, 1969]. One of a pair of three sets of appendages lying immediately posterior to the maxilla [Hobbs, Hobbs …   Crustacea glossary

  • gill — See: branchia [Martin, 2005]. See: branchia [McLaughlin, 1980]. (Order Cumacea): Branchial lobule [Stachowitsch, 1992]. (Order Decapoda): One of several respiratory projections that may be associated with each thoracic appendage (thoracopod).… …   Crustacea glossary

  • podobranch — ( ) [Holthuis, 1993]. Schematic drawing of a thoracic leg. [Holthuis, 1993] A decapod gill attached to the coxa of an appendage; foot gills. [Brusca and Brusca, 2002]. A gill borne on the coxa of an appendage [Hobbs, Hobbs, and Daniel 1977]. Gill …   Crustacea glossary

  • thoracopod — (Syn. thoracopodite) [Martin, 2005]. An appendage of the thorax [Brusca and Brusca, 2002]. Appendage of any thoracic somite; see thoracic appendage, phyllopod, maxilliped, pereopod. (Syn. cormopod) [McLaughlin, 1980]. Limb attached to any… …   Crustacea glossary

  • mastigobranch — Slender respiratory at base of epipod. (Syn. mastigobranchia) [McLaughlin, 1980]. Slender respiratory process at base of epipod(ite). (Syn. mastigobranchia (pl., mastigobranchiae)) [Moore and McCormick, 1969]. (Order Decapoda): In basal segment… …   Crustacea glossary

  • preepipod — Laterally directed lobe of coxa or from coxal position [McLaughlin, 1980]. Secondary ramus of coxa directed outward (e.g., Chirocephalus). (Syn. pre epipodite) [Moore and McCormick, 1969]. (Order Cladocera): On trunk appendage, laterally… …   Crustacea glossary

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