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

Definition of Gnathopoda

in some especially former classifications

  1. :  a group that comprises invertebrate animals whose jaws are modified limbs and that is coextensive with or a subdivision of Arthropoda


\-dəs\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of gnathopoda

New Latin, from gnath- + -poda

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quaintly unconventional or refined

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