Pereiopod see pereopod

pereon, pereion, peraeon n. [Gr. peraioun, to convey] 1. (ARTHRO: Crustacea) A thoracic region of Isopoda; anterior portion of the trunk bearing thoracopods, except for maxil-lipedal somites and appendages. 2. pereion (ARTHRO: In-secta) see prothorax. pereonal a.

pereonite n. [Gr. peraioun, to convey; -ites, joined to] (ARTHRO: Crustacea) Somite of the pereon; peraeonite, pereionite.

pereopod, peraeopod, pereiopod n. [Gr. peraioun, to convey; pous, foot] (ARTHRO: Crustacea) Thoracic appendage used in locomotion and for seizing and handling food; ambulatory leg; walking leg; trunk legs.

perfect mesentaries (CNID: Anthozoa) Mesenteries spanning the gastrovascular space and inserting on the body wall and actino-pharynx. see imperfect mesentaries.

perfoliate a. [L. per, through; folium, leaf] With terminal joints leaflike and surrounding the stalk connecting them.

perforate a. [L. per, through; forare, to bore] Pierced; having pores or small openings.

pergameneous a. [L. pergamena, parchment] Of the nature or texture of parchment.

perianal a. [Gr. peri, around; L. anus] Situated or occurring around the anus.

periaxial a. [Gr. peri, around; L. axis] To surround an axis.

peribuccal a. [Gr. peri, around; L. bucca, mouth cavity] Encircling the buccal cavity.

Was this article helpful?

0 0

Post a comment