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Chapter 27-29

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closed circulatory system
system in which blood moves through the body enclosed entirely in a series of blood vessels; provides an efficient means of gas exchange within the body
mantle
thin membrane that surrounds the internal organs of mollusks; in mollusks with shells, it secretes the shell
nephridia
organs that remove metabolic wastes from an animal's body
open circulatory system
system where blooc moves through vessels into open spaces around the body organs
radula
in some snails and mollusks, the rasping, tonguelike organ used to drill, scrape, grate or cut food
gizzard
sac with muscular walls and hard particles that grind soil before it passes into the intesting; common in birds and annelids such as earthworms
setae
tiny bristles that help segmented worms move by anchoring their bodies in the soil so each segment can move the animal along
appendage
any structure, such as a leg or an antenna, that grows out of an animal's body
book lung
gas exchange system found in some arthropods where air-filled chambers have plates of folded membranes that increase the surface area of tissue exposed to the air
cephalothorax
structure in some arthropods formed by the fusion of the head and thorax
compound eye
in arthropods, a visual system composed of multiple lenses; each lens registers light from a small portion of the field of view, creating an image composed of thousands of parts
mandible
in most arthropods, mouth parts adapted for holding, chewing, sucking, or biting various foods
malpighian tubule
in arthropods, tubules located in the abdomen that are attached to an empty waste into the intestine
molting
in arthropods, the periodic shedding of an old exoskeleton
parthenogensis
type of asexual reproduction in which a new individual develops from an unfertilized egg
pheromone
chemical signs gived off by animals that signal animals to engage in specific behaviors
simple eye
visual structure in arthropids that uses one lens to detect light and focus
spiracle
in arthropods, openings on the thorax and abdomen through which air enters and leaves the tracheal tubes
trachael tube
hollow passages in some arthropods that transport air throughout the body
chelicerae
first pair of an arachnid's six pairs of appendages; located near the mouth, they are often modified into pincers or fangs
larva
in insects, the freeliving, wormlike stage of metamorphosis, often called a caterpillar
metamorphosis
in insects, series of chemically-controlled changed in body structure from juvenile to adult; may be complete or incomplete
nymph
stage of incomplete metamorphosis where an insect hatching from an egg has the same general appearance as the adult insect but is smaller and sexually immature
pedipalp
second pair of an arachnids six pairs of appendages that are often adapted for handling food and sensing
pupa
stage of insect metamorphosis where tissues and organs are broken down and replaced by adult tissues; larvae emerges from pupa as a mature adult
spinneret
silk-producing glands located at the rear of a spider
ampulla
in echinoderms, the round muscular structure on a tube food that aids in locomotion
madreporite
in echinoderms, the sieve like, disk-shaped opening through which water flows in and out of the water vascular system; helps filter out large particles from entering the body
pedicelleria
pincel like appendages on echinoderms used for protection and cleaning
ray
long tapered arms of some echinoderms that are covered with short, rounded spines
tube feet
in echinoderms, hollow, thin-walled tubes that end in a suction cup; part of the water vascular system, they also aid in locomotion, gas exchange, and excretion
water vascular system
in echinoderms, the hydraulic system that operates under water pressure; aids in locomotion, gas exchange, and excretion
dorsal hollow nerve cord
nerve cord found in all chordates that forms the spinal cord and brain
gill slit
paired openings found behind the mouth of all chordates; in invertebrate chordates, they are used to strain food and water; in some vertebrates they are used for gas exhange and respiration
notochord
long, semirigid, rodlike structure found in all chordate embryos that is located between the digestive system and the dorsal hollow nerve cord