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Definition of the adjective ambulacral

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  1. pertaining to the ambulacra of radial echinoderms


Ambulacral is a term typically used in the context of anatomical parts of the phylum Echinodermata or class Asteroidea and Edrioasteroidea. Echinoderms can have ambulacral parts that include ossicles, plates, spines, and suckers. For example, sea stars or "star fish" have an ambulacral groove on their oral side. This ambulacral groove extends from the mouth to the end of each ray or arm. Each groove of each arm in turn has four rows of hollow tube feet that can be extended or withdrawn. Opposite the ambulacral groove is an ambulacral ridge on the aboral side of each ray, known as an ambulacrum. These have interambulacra between them.

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Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: Supplement (1910)

by William Dwight Whitney

ambulacral, >'□ 2. Situated on the side which bears the ambulacra ; hence, in Stelleroidea and Crinoidea, oral Ambulacral brush, in Bpa- tangoid sea-urchins, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences (2013)

by Michael Allaby

ambulacral Applied to those areas of the body of an *echinoderm that bear *tube feet. ambulacral groove See AMBULACRUM. ambulacrum (amb) In *Echinodermata, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Entomology (2011)

AMBULACRAL Adj. (Latin, ambulare = to walk + -alis = pertaining to, having character of.) Pertaining to walking. AMBULACRAL SETA Setae, typically in a ventro-lateral position, used to support body or facilitate locomotion. Syn. Ambulatorial ...

Google previewChandler's Encyclopedia (1898)

An Epitome of Universal Knowledge ... by William Henry Chandler

Ambulacral Ossicles. Plates through or between which the ambulacra of Echino- derms project.

Google previewDictionary of Invertebrate Zoology --Paperback (2010)

by Maggenti Mary Ann, Maggenti Armand, Gardner Scott

ambulacral areas (ECHINOD: Asteroidea) The radially arranged arms (typically 5) bearing the tube feet or podia. see interambulacral areas. ambulacral groove (ECHINOD: Asteroidea) A groove or furrow bordered by large ...

Google previewA dictionary of scientific terms (1953)

by I. F. Henderson

The area between two ambulacral areas ( zool.) interertiouler (ïn'tërartïlëülär) a. [L. ínter, between; articular, a joint.] Between articulating parts of bones; appl. certain ligaments and librocartilages ( anat).

Google previewThe Visual Dictionary of Animal Kingdom - Animal Kingdom (2012)

covered with calcareous plates; an ambulacral ossicle runs along the body, helping the organism to move, anchor itself to a support and capture its prey. morphology of a ...

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Small photo of The arm of a horned starfish (Protoreaster nodosus) with the ambulacral groove. More...

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Video shows what ambulacral means. Of or pertaining to an ambulacrum. Ambulacral Meaning. How to pronounce, definition audio dictionary. How to say ...

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