sto·​mato·​pod stō-ˈma-tə-ˌpäd How to pronounce stomatopod (audio)
: any of an order (Stomatopoda) of marine crustaceans (such as a squilla) that have gills on the abdominal appendages
stomatopod adjective

Word History


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

First Known Use

1877, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stomatopod was in 1877

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“Stomatopod.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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