swimmeret

noun
swim·​mer·​et | \ ˌswi-mə-ˈret How to pronounce swimmeret (audio) , ˈswi-mə-ˌret\

Definition of swimmeret

: one of a series of small unspecialized appendages under the abdomen of many crustaceans that are best developed in some decapods (such as a lobster) and usually function in locomotion or reproduction

First Known Use of swimmeret

1840, in the meaning defined above

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