pereopod

noun
pe·​reo·​pod | \ pə-ˈrē-ə-ˌpäd How to pronounce pereopod (audio) \
variants: or pereiopod \ pə-​ˈrī-​ə-​ˌpäd How to pronounce pereopod (audio) \

Definition of pereopod

: an appendage of the pereon

First Known Use of pereopod

1893, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pereopod

New Latin perion + English -pod

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“Pereopod.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pereopod. Accessed 20 Aug. 2022.

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