Endite which through medial contact with opposite member of its pair serves for comminution of food; may also serve in food transport [Moore and McCormick, 1969].
Paired endites used to manipulate or move food [McLaughlin, 1980].
(Class Cephalocarida):
One of several setose projections of base (protopod) of maxillule. Extends under labrum and serves in manipulating food. Endites of maxillae and thoracopods also occasionally termed gnathobases [Stachowitsch, 1992].
(Subclass Cirripedia):
Inwardly (medially) directed lobe of proximal part (protopod) of mouthpart. Represents greater part of each mandible, maxillule, and maxilla [Stachowitsch, 1992].
(Subclass Copepoda):
Basal part of mandible. Basically consists of elongated projection whose toothed tip extends over mouth. Bears palp (with endopod and exopod). (Syn. blade) [Stachowitsch, 1992].
(Subclass Copepoda):
The projecting medial surface of the coxal segment of an appendage [Boxshall and Halsey, 2004].
(Subclass Copepoda):
The ventral extension of the mandibular coxa, including its setose endite [Ferrari and Dahms, in press].
(Subclass Mystacocarida):
Projection of base (protopod) of each mandible. Extends under labrum and serves in macerating food [Stachowitsch, 1992].
(Class Ostracoda):
Basal part of mandible. Corresponds to coxa and consists of elongated projection who toothed tip extends over mouth [Stachowitsch, 1992].
(Superorder Syncarida):
In anaspidacean, one of two spinose lobes (endites) of first segment (coxa) of maxilliped [Stachowitsch, 1992].

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