plural noun

in some classifications
: a division of Amphipoda comprising crustaceans (as the whale lice and members of the genus Caprella) in which the abdomen is small and rudimentary and the legs are often reduced to five pairs

Word History


New Latin, from laemo- (from Greek laimos throat, gullet) + -dipoda (from Greek dipod-, dipous having two feet)

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“Laemodipoda.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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