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

Examples of swimmeret in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The kangaroo was a particular hit, but other animal builds in the kit include a leopard, mouse, boar, monkey—and a mantis shrimp, complete with leg-like swimmerets. Michelle Z. Donahue, Smithsonian, "The Ten Best STEM Toys to Give as Gifts in 2019," 26 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of swimmeret

1840, in the meaning defined above

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“Swimmeret.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swimmeret. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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