pe·​re·​on pə-ˈrē-ˌän How to pronounce pereon (audio)
variants or pereion
: the thorax or the seven metameres comprising the thorax of some crustaceans (such as a decapod)

Word History


New Latin, from Greek peraiōn, present participle of peraioun to transport, from peraios situated beyond, from pera beyond; akin to Greek poros passage — more at fare

First Known Use

1855, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pereon was in 1855

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Cite this Entry

“Pereon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jun. 2023.

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