maxilliped

noun
max·​il·​li·​ped | \ mak-ˈsi-lə-ˌped How to pronounce maxilliped (audio) \

Definition of maxilliped

: any of the crustacean appendages that comprise the first pair or first three pairs situated next behind the maxillae

First Known Use of maxilliped

1846, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for maxilliped

maxilla + -i- + -ped, after New Latin maxillipedes and French pieds-machoires

Note: The New Latin and French terms were introduced by the French zoologist Pierre André Latreille (1762-1833) in Encyclopédie méthodique - Histoire naturelle, tome dixième, Entomologie, ou Histoire naturelle des crustacés, des arachnides et des insectes (Paris, 1825), p. 123.

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“Maxilliped.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/maxilliped. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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