noun pe·re·on \pə-ˈrē-ˌän\

Definition of PEREON

:  the thorax or the seven metameres comprising the thorax of some crustaceans (as a decapod)

Variants of PEREON

pe·re·on or pe·rei·on \-ˈrī-\

Origin of PEREON

New Latin, from Greek peraiōn, present participle of peraioun to transport, from peraios situated beyond, from pera beyond; akin to Greek poros passage — more at fare
First Known Use: 1855


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