uropod

noun
uro·​pod | \ ˈyu̇r-ə-ˌpäd How to pronounce uropod (audio) \

Definition of uropod

: either of the flattened lateral appendages of the last abdominal segment of a crustacean broadly : an abdominal appendage of a crustacean

First Known Use of uropod

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for uropod

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

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The first known use of uropod was circa 1890

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“Uropod.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uropod. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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