uniramous
Composed of a single branch. When used in reference to an appendage, it usually implies the loss of the exopod, as in a walking leg [Warner, 1977].
Having a single branch (the endopodite) or ramus [Holdich and Jones, 1983].
With only a single branch [Wilson, 1989].
(Order Isopoda):
Having one ramus or branch [Kensley and Schotte, 1989].
(Subclass Copepoda):
One-branched; used of limbs possessing only one ramus (either endopod or exopod) [Boxshall and Halsey, 2004].

Crustacea glossary. . 2011.

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  • Uniramous — U ni*ra mous, a. [Uni + L. ramus branch.] (Biol.) Having but one branch. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • uniramous — [yo͞o΄nə rā′məs] adj. [ UNI + RAMOUS] having a single branch …   English World dictionary

  • uniramous — adj. [L. unus, one; ramus, branch] Having one branch only …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • uniramous — /yooh neuh ray meuhs/, adj. Biol. having one branch. [UNI + RAMOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • uniramous — adjective Composed of only one branch …   Wiktionary

  • uniramous — uni·ramous …   English syllables

  • uniramous — /juniˈræməs/ (say yoohnee ramuhs) adjective formed as a single undivided branch …   Australian English dictionary

  • uniramous — …   Useful english dictionary

  • uniramous appendage — (ARTHROPODA) An unbranched appendage …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • uniramous parapodium — (ANNELIDA: Polychaeta) A parapodium that has only one part …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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