body somite
Generally refers to unit division of thorax + abdomen in contrast to cephalic somite [Moore and McCormick, 1969].

Crustacea glossary. . 2011.

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  • body somite — (ARTHROPODA: Crustacea) A unit division comprising thorax and abdomen; see cephalic somite …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • Somite — Transverse section of half of a chick embryo of forty five hours incubation. The dorsal (back) surface of the embryo is towards the top of this page, while the ventral (front) surface is towards the bottom …   Wikipedia

  • Somite — So mite (s[=o] m[imac]t), n. [Gr. sw^ma body.] (Anat. & Zo[ o]l.) One of the actual or ideal serial segments of which an animal, esp. an articulate or vertebrate, is composed; somatome; metamere. {So*mit ic}, a. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • somite — A body segment, especially of the abdomen [Chace and Hobbs, 1969]. Body segment, as in abdominal somites 1 6 [Poore, 2004]. Body segment, especially of the abdomen [Butler, T.H.]. Division of body (head, thorax, abdomen) with exoskeleton… …   Crustacea glossary

  • somite — somital /soh mi tl/, somitic /soh mit ik/, adj. /soh muyt/, n. 1. any of the longitudinal series of segments or parts into which the body of certain animals is divided; a metamere. 2. Embryol. one member of a series of paired segments into which… …   Universalium

  • body ring — Combined tergite and sternite of single somite, bearing legs or legless (as used by some specialists on Notostraca, not equivalent to somite) [Moore and McCormick, 1969]. (Order Notostraca): One in a series of divisions of thorax and abdomen.… …   Crustacea glossary

  • somite — a body segment. In the embryo an undifferentiated mesodermal component of an early trunk or tail segment or metamere, derived from paraxial mesoderm. The somite forms the myotome, sclerotome and perhaps dermatome …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • body articulation — (Subclass Copepoda): Point at which body is capable of bending to greatest extent. Region of body anterior to flexure point is termed prosome, that posterior to it, urosome. According to group, it is located either between third/fourth,… …   Crustacea glossary

  • somite — n. [Gr. soma, body] A division of the body; a body segment of a metamerically segmented animal; a somatome …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • somite — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from Greek sōma body Date: 1869 one of the longitudinal series of segments into which the body of many animals is divided ; metamere …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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