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stomatopod

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noun sto·mato·pod \stō-ˈma-tə-ˌpäd\

Definition of stomatopod

  1. :  any of an order (Stomatopoda) of marine crustaceans (as a squilla) that have gills on the abdominal appendages

stomatopod adjective


Origin of stomatopod

New Latin Stomatopoda, from stomat- + Greek pod-, pous foot — more at foot


First Known Use: 1877


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