plural of haemapophysis

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • Snake skeleton — A snake skeleton consists primarily of the skull, vertebrae, and ribs, with only vestigial remnants of the limbs. Contents 1 Skull …   Wikipedia

  • haemal funnel — the lengthening of the haemapophyses beyond the bridging of the haemal arch of the posterior abdominal vertebrae where they almost form a second arch but the haemapophyses never fuse, e.g. in Atherinops, Atherinopsis (Atherinidae) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • haemapophysis — (plural haemapophyses)) the ventral projection of the vertebrae which may unite to form the haemal arch. In the caudal region of Palaeozoic Chondrichthyes they form part of the attachments for basals and radials of the ventral fin lobe …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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