maxilliped

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noun max·il·li·ped \mak-ˈsi-lə-ˌped\

Definition of maxilliped

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

Origin and Etymology of maxilliped

International Scientific Vocabulary maxilli- (from Latin maxilla) + -ped


First Known Use: 1846


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