APPENDICULATA, a zoological name introduced by E. Ray
Lankester (preface to the English edition of C. Gegenbaur’s
Comparative Anatomy), and employed by the same writer in the
9th edition of this encyclopaedia (article “Zoology”) to denote the
eighth phylum, or major division, of coelomate animals. The
animals thus associated, the Rotifera, Chaetopoda and Arthropoda,
are composed of a larger or smaller number of hollow rings,
each ring possessing typically a pair of hollow lateral appendages,
moved by intrinsic muscles and penetrated by blood-spaces.
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