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

Statistics for pleopod

Cite this Entry

“Pleopod.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pleopod. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

Comments on pleopod

What made you want to look up pleopod? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Original Meanings Quiz

  • rembrandt painting a young scholar and his tutor
  • Which of the following is the earliest known sense of the word awe?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

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!