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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about stomatopod

Statistics for stomatopod

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for stomatopod

The first known use of stomatopod was in 1877

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on stomatopod

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about stomatopod

Comments on stomatopod

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

WORD OF THE DAY

marked by a state of overwhelming emotion

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Latin Quiz

  • roman forum
  • Which of the following months comes from a Latin word for “ten”?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

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!