pleon

noun
ple·​on | \ ˈplēˌän \
plural -s

Definition of pleon

1 : the abdomen of a crustacean
2 : the telson of a horseshoe crab

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Other Words from pleon

pleonal \ -​ēənᵊl \ or pleonic \ (ˈ)plē¦änik \ adjective

History and Etymology for pleon

New Latin, from Greek pleōn, present participle of plein to sail; from the fact that it bears the swimming limbs

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“Pleon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pleon. Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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