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phyllopod

[fil-uh-pod]
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noun
  1. any crustacean of the order Phyllopoda, having leaflike swimming appendages.
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adjective
  1. belonging or pertaining to the Phyllopoda.
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Also phyl·lop·o·dan [fi-lop-uh-duh n] /fɪˈlɒp ə dən/.

Origin of phyllopod

From the New Latin word Phyllopoda, dating back to 1860–65. See phyllo-, -pod
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  • From the protopodites of both the latter spring strong hooks like those of the Copepod and Phyllopod Nauplii.

    The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume II (of 4)

    Francis Maitland Balfour