pleopod

noun
ple·​o·​pod | \ ˈplē-ə-ˌpäd How to pronounce pleopod (audio) \

Definition of pleopod

: an abdominal limb of a crustacean

First Known Use of pleopod

1856, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pleopod

Greek plein to sail + English -o- + -pod; from its use in swimming — more at flow

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About pleopod

Time Traveler for pleopod

Time Traveler

The first known use of pleopod was in 1856

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near pleopod

pleophagous

pleopod

pleopodite

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for pleopod

Cite this Entry

“Pleopod.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pleopod. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!