The Collaborative International Dictionary
Apodeme \Ap"o*deme\, n. [Pref. apo- + Gr. ? body.] (Zo["o]l.) One of the processes of the shell which project inwards and unite with one another, in the thorax of many Crustacea. [1913 Webster] ||
n. ridge-like ingrowth of the exoskeleton of an arthropod that supports internal organs and provides attachment points for muscles
n. (context anatomy English) An ingrowth of the arthropod exoskeleton, serving as an attachment site for muscles.