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pereion

[puh-rahy-on, -rey-, -ree-] /pəˈraɪ ɒn, -ˈreɪ-, -ˈri-/
noun, plural pereia
[puh-rahy-uh, -rey-uh, -ree-uh] /pəˈraɪ ə, -ˈreɪ ə, -ˈri ə/ (Show IPA)
1.
(in a crustacean) the thorax.
Origin of pereion
1850-1855
1850-55; < New Latin, representing Greek peraiôn (present participle of peraioûn to carry about, transport); so called from the location of the legs on the thorax
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