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phyllopod

[fil-uh-pod] /ˈfɪl əˌpɒd/
noun
1.
any crustacean of the order Phyllopoda, having leaflike swimming appendages.
adjective
2.
belonging or pertaining to the Phyllopoda.
Also, phyllopodan
[fi-lop-uh-duh n] /fɪˈlɒp ə dən/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of phyllopod
1860-1865
From the New Latin word Phyllopoda, dating back to 1860-65. See phyllo-, -pod
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