petasma

noun
pe·​tas·​ma | \ pəˈtazmə \
plural -s

Definition of petasma

: a membranous modified endopodite of the first abdominal appendage in a male decapod crustacean

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History and Etymology for petasma

New Latin, from Greek, something spread out; akin to Greek petannynai to spread out

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“Petasma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/petasma. Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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