Artenkreis see superspecies

arterial a. [L. arteria, artery] Pertaining to an artery.

arteriole n. [L. dim. arteria, artery] A small artery.

artery n. [L. arteria, artery] A vessel conveying blood from the heart to the tissues.

arthral a. [Gr. arthron, joint] Pertaining to a joint.

arthrium n. [Gr. arthron, joint] (ARTHRO: Insecta) In Coleoptera, minute tarsal joints, trimera (3 tarsal joints) and tetramera (4 tarsal joints).

arthrobranchia n.; pl. -iae [Gr. arthron, joint; branchia, gills] (ARTHRO: Crustacea) In Decapoda, a gill attached to the articulating membrane between the appendage and body; arthrobranchiata.

arthroderm n. [Gr. arthron, joint; derma, skin] (ARTHRO) The outer covering of skin, or the outer body-wall.

arthrodial membrane (ARTHRO) Articular membranes that permits unrestricted motion; flexible joints.

arthromere n. [Gr. arthron, joint; meros, part] (ARTHRO) A segment, somite or metamere.

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