Gnathopoda

plural noun
Gna·​thop·​o·​da | \ nəˈthäpədə\

Definition of Gnathopoda

in some especially former classifications
: a group that comprises invertebrate animals whose jaws are modified limbs and that is coextensive with or a subdivision of Arthropoda

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Other Words from Gnathopoda

gnathopodous \ -​dəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Gnathopoda

New Latin, from gnath- + -poda

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