ventral nerve chain
Ganglia or connectives on somites joined by single or double nerve cord running longitudinally beneath alimentary canal [Moore and McCormick, 1969].
See: ventral nerve cord [McLaughlin, 1980].
(Order Tanaidacea):
Longitudinal nerve cord extending posteriorly from subesophageal mass. Located below digestive tract; bears segmentally arranged ganglia [Stachowitsch, 1992].

Crustacea glossary. . 2011.

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