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amphipod

[am-fuh-pod]
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noun
  1. any of numerous small, flat-bodied crustaceans of the group Amphipoda, including the beach fleas, sand hoppers, etc.
adjective
  1. of or relating to the amphipods.

Origin of amphipod

1825–35; < New Latin Amphipoda; see amphi-, -pod
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  • They are also found in some of the semi-terrestrial and purely aquatic Amphipod Crustaceans.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 6

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British Dictionary definitions for amphipod

amphipod

noun
  1. any marine or freshwater crustacean of the order Amphipoda, such as the sand hoppers, in which the body is laterally compressed: subclass Malacostraca
adjective
  1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Amphipoda
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