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

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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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