plural noun
Isop·​o·​da | \ īˈsäpədə \

Definition of Isopoda

: a large order of small sessil-eyed malacostracan crustaceans (division Peracarida) that lack a carapace, that have a body usually depressed with seven free thoracic segments each bearing a pair of similar legs, and that occur in marine, freshwater, or terrestrial habitats or as parasites on invertebrates and fish — compare tanaidacea

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Other Words from Isopoda

isopodan \ (ˈ)⸗¦⸗ədən , -​ədᵊn \ adjective or noun
isopodous \ -​dəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Isopoda

New Latin, from is- + -poda

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“Isopoda.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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