Definition of pereon
: the thorax or the seven metameres comprising the thorax of some crustaceans (as a decapod)
Variants of pereon
Origin and Etymology 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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