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(Science: zoology) The terminal joint or movable piece at the end of the abdomen of crustacea and other articulates. See thoracostraca.

Origin: NL, fr. Gr. A boundary, limit.

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... Sorry, I have no idea what it means in amoeba, but in crustaceans, it is a kind of leg, 2 pairs in number, locate on their behind just below the telson, like a tail (so that's they have a name), the function is to drive when the individual swim. Uropods also appear in lymphocytes (T cells), which ...

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by Dr.Stein
Sat Jul 16, 2005 12:15 pm
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