gnathopodite

noun

gna·​thop·​o·​dite
-ˌdīt
: a segmental appendage of an arthropod when modified wholly or in part to serve as a jaw
especially : maxilliped

Word History

Etymology

gnath- + -podīte

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“Gnathopodite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gnathopodite. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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