stomatopod

noun
sto·​mato·​pod | \ stō-ˈma-tə-ˌpäd How to pronounce stomatopod (audio) \

Definition of stomatopod

: any of an order (Stomatopoda) of marine crustaceans (such as a squilla) that have gills on the abdominal appendages

Other Words from stomatopod

stomatopod adjective

First Known Use of stomatopod

1877, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for stomatopod

New Latin Stomatopoda, from stomat- + Greek pod-, pous foot — more at foot

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“Stomatopod.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stomatopod. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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