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amphipod

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noun am·phi·pod \-ˌpäd\

Definition of amphipod

  1. :  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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