post-abdomen definition

  • noun:
    • That part of a crustacean behind the cephalothorax; -- additionally known as abdomen.
    • A posterior stomach area of the human body by any means distinguished, like in an insect or a crustacean; in mollusks, the postanal part or region of body; in ascidians, the prolongation of abdomen beyond the alimentary channel. The end of a scorpion, or even the telson of a king-crab, is a postabdomen. See cut under Pedipalpi.

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