Definition of amphipod
: any of a large order (Amphipoda) of small crustaceans (as the sand flea) with a laterally compressed body
Origin of amphipod
ultimately from Greek amphi- + pod-, pous foot — more at foot
First Known Use: 1835
Rhymes with amphipod
accolade, arthropod, bigarade, carbonnade, cattle prod, chiffonade, decapod, defilade, demigod, diplopod, dowsing rod, enfilade, escalade, esplanade, firing squad, flying squad, fusillade, gallopade, gastropod, goldenrod, hexapod, isopod, lightning rod, lycopod, monkeypod, monopod, Novgorod, Novi Sad, octopod, piston rod, promenade, pseudopod, rémoulade, rhizopod, spinning rod, tapenade, tetrapod, theropod, traverse rod
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Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "amphipod"
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