plural noun
Lae·​mo·​dip·​o·​da | \ ˌlēməˈdipədə \

Definition of Laemodipoda

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

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History and Etymology for Laemodipoda

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 11 Aug. 2020.

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