Definition of endite in English:

endite

Line breaks: end|ite
Pronunciation: /ˈɛndʌɪt
 
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noun

Zoology
An inwardly directed lobe on a limb segment of an arthropod, especially on the protopodite of a crustacean limb.
More example sentences
  • We do not know if an endopod segment carries a single endite or more.
  • Some endites of the endopod expose one spine, some have two and a few others three or even more.
  • In some crustacean groups appendages have large, flattened exopods, endopods, epipodites, and endites.

Origin

late 19th century: from endo- 'within' + -ite1.

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