pleon

noun ple·on \ˈplēˌän\

Definition of pleon

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  the abdomen of a crustacean

  2. 2 :  the telson of a horseshoe crab

pleonal

\-ēənəl\ or

pleonic

\(ˈ)plē¦änik\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of pleon

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


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