ple·​o·​pod ˈplē-ə-ˌpäd How to pronounce pleopod (audio)
: an abdominal limb of a crustacean

Word History


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

First Known Use

1856, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pleopod was in 1856

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Cite this Entry

“Pleopod.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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