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

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“Pleopod.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pleopod. Accessed 3 Oct. 2022.

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