amphipod


am·phi·pod

noun \-ˌpäd\

Definition of AMPHIPOD

:  any of a large order (Amphipoda) of small crustaceans (as the sand flea) with a laterally compressed body
amphipod adjective

Origin of AMPHIPOD

ultimately from Greek amphi- + pod-, pous foot — more at foot
First Known Use: 1835

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