uro·​pod ˈyu̇r-ə-ˌpäd How to pronounce uropod (audio)
: either of the flattened lateral appendages of the last abdominal segment of a crustacean
broadly : an abdominal appendage of a crustacean

Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary ur- entry 2 + Greek pod-, pous foot — more at foot

First Known Use

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of uropod was circa 1890

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Cite this Entry

“Uropod.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uropod. Accessed 30 May. 2023.

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