abdominal process

abdominal process
Finger-like projection (one to several ) on dorsal surface of cladoceran abdomen; may help to retain eggs in brood chamber [Moore and McCormick, 1969].
(Order Cladocera):
Finger-like projection(s) on dorsal surface of abdomen [McLaughlin, 1980].
(Order Cladocera):
One of typically two dorsal processes projecting from border of trunk and postabdomen. Considered to serve in closing off brood chamber posteriorly. (Syn. abdominal outgrowth) [Stachowitsch, 1992].

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