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isopod

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noun iso·pod \ˈī-sə-ˌpäd\

Definition of isopod

  1. :  any of a large order (Isopoda) of small sessile-eyed aquatic or terrestrial crustaceans with the body composed of seven free thoracic segments each bearing a pair of similar legs

isopod adjective


Origin of isopod

ultimately from Greek is- + pod-, pous foot — more at foot


First Known Use: circa 1835


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