pereon

play
noun pe·re·on \pə-ˈrē-ˌän\
variants: or

pereion

play \pə-ˈrī-ˌän\

Definition of pereon

  1. :  the thorax or the seven metameres comprising the thorax of some crustaceans (such as a decapod)

Origin and Etymology of pereon

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


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