Basicerite Ba*sic"er*ite (b[.a]*s[i^]s"[~e]r*[=o]t), n. [Basi- + Gr. ke`ras horn, antenna.] (Zo["o]l.) The second joint of the antenn[ae] of crustaceans. [1913 Webster]

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  • basicerite — Second or distal segment of the protopodite of antenna, to which are attached the scale and peduncle [Butler, T.H.]. Second segment of antennal peduncle (in Caridea bearing scaphocerite) [Moore and McCormick, 1969]. Second segment of antennal… …   Crustacea glossary

  • basicerite — n. [Gr. basis, base; keras, horn] (ARTHROPODA: Crustacea) In Decapoda, the second segment of the antennal stalk of shrimp (Caridea) that bear flattened exopods …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • basicerite — …   Useful english dictionary

  • coxicerite — (Order Decapoda): In antenna, term applied to first of two segments (coxicerite, basicerite) of peduncle [Stachowitsch, 1992] …   Crustacea glossary

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