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uropod

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noun uro·pod \ˈyu̇r-ə-ˌpäd\

Definition of uropod

  1. :  either of the flattened lateral appendages of the last abdominal segment of a crustacean; broadly :  an abdominal appendage of a crustacean



Origin and Etymology of uropod

International Scientific Vocabulary 2ur- + Greek pod-, pous foot — more at foot


First Known Use: circa 1890


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