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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 and Etymology 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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