ramus
A branch of an appendage, e.g. the exopod or endopod. (Pl. rami) [Perez Farfante and Kensley, 1997].
A branch of an appendage. (Pl. rami) [Wilson, 1989].
Branch of appendage or other structure (e.g., flagellum) [McLaughlin, 1980].
Branch of limb or other appendage (e.g., caudal furca) [Moore and McCormick, 1969].
Branch of limb; endopod is inner branch and exopod is outer branch. (Pl. rami) [Poore, 2004].
(Order Cladocera):
Branch of appendage. Refers either to dorsal and ventral branches of antennae or to inner (endopod) and outer (exopod) branches of trunk appendage [Stachowitsch, 1992].
(Order Diplostraca):
Term applied to either branch (flagellum) of antenna [Stachowitsch, 1992].
(Order Decapoda):
Branch of an appendage, typically referring to inner (endopod) and outer (exopod) branches of biramous appendage [Stachowitsch, 1992].
(Order Amphipoda):
Branch of appendage. Typically refers to inner (endopod) and outer (exopod) branches of biramous appendage (e.g., pleopods, uropods). (one-articulate, multiarticulate) [Stachowitsch, 1992].
(Order Isopoda):
Branch of an appendage [Kensley and Schotte, 1989].
(Order Isopoda):
Branch of appendage; typically refers to inner (endopod) and outer (exopod) branches of biramous appendage (e.g., pleopods, uropods) [Stachowitsch, 1992].
(Order Leptostraca):
Branch of appendage; typically refers to inner (endopod) and outer (exopod) branches of biramous appendage. (lamellar = plate-like, flagelliform) [Stachowitsch, 1992].
(Subclass Cirripedia):
Branch of appendage, typically referring to inner (endopod) and outer (exopod) branches of thoracic appendage (thoracopods in ascothoracican, cirri in other cirripeds). (See also caudal ramus) [Stachowitsch, 1992].
(Subclass Copepoda):
A branch of an appendage; the exopod or endopod [Boxshall and Halsey, 2004].
(Subclass Copepoda):
A group of serially repeated segment elements along a proximodistal axis and originating on the basis; the exopod and the endopod are rami. (Pl. rami) [Ferrari and Dahms, in press].
(Class Ostracoda):
Branch of an appendage, typically referring to inner branch (endopod) or outer branch (exopod) of biramous appendage (e.g., antenna, mandible, maxillule, pereopod) [Stachowitsch, 1992].
(Class Remipedia):
Branch of an appendage, typically referring to inner (endopod) and outer (exopod) branch of trunk appendage, antennule, or antenna. (See also caudal ramus) [Stachowitsch, 1992].
(Order Euphausiacea):
Branch of appendage; typically refers to inner (endopod) or outer (exopod) branch of biramous appendage [Stachowitsch, 1992].

Crustacea glossary. . 2011.

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