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Meaning of apodeme

ap•o•deme

Pronunciation: (ap'u-dēm"), [key]
— n.
  1. a ridgelike ingrowth of the exoskeleton of an arthropod that supports the internal organs and provides the attachment points for the muscles.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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