filamentary appendage

filamentary appendage
(ARTHROPODA: Crustacea)
In Cirripedia, a membranous process at the base of the cirrus.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • filamentary appendage — Membranous process developed on body in many cirripeds (Ascothoracica, Lepadomorpha) commonly on bases of cirri; may contain branches of testes; presumed to be respiratory in function [Moore and McCormick, 1969]. Membranous process developed on… …   Crustacea glossary

  • cirrus — n. [pl. Cirri.] 1. (Bot.) Tendril, filament. 2. (Zool.) Filamentary appendage. 3. (Meteor.) Curl cloud, cat s tail, mare s tail …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • cirripede — ▪ crustacean Introduction       any of the marine crustaceans of the infraclass Cirripedia (subphylum Crustacea). The best known are the barnacles. Adult cirripedes other than barnacles are internal parasites of marine invertebrates such as crabs …   Universalium

  • filament — noun Etymology: Middle French, from Medieval Latin filamentum, from Late Latin filare to spin more at file Date: 1594 a single thread or a thin flexible threadlike object, process, or appendage: as a. a tenuous conductor (as of carbon or metal)… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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