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maxilliped

[mak-sil-uh-ped] /mækˈsɪl əˌpɛd/
noun
1.
one member of the three pairs of appendages situated immediately behind the maxillae of crustaceans.
Origin of maxilliped
1840-1850
First recorded in 1840-50; maxill(a) + -i- + -ped
Related forms
maxillipedary, adjective
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Historical Examples
  • Each leg, except those of the last pair, has on its first segment an exopodite with a gill like those of the maxilliped.

    The Life of Crustacea William Thomas Calman
British Dictionary definitions for maxilliped

maxilliped

/mækˈsɪlɪˌpɛd/
noun
1.
any member of three pairs of appendages in crustaceans, behind the maxillae: specialized for feeding
Derived Forms
maxillipedary, adjective
Word Origin
C19: maxilli-, from maxilla + -ped
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