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pleopod

[plee-uh-pod]
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noun Zoology.
  1. a swimmeret.

Origin of pleopod

First recorded in 1850–55; pleo(n) + -pod
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British Dictionary definitions for pleopod

pleopod

noun
  1. another name for swimmeret

Word Origin

C19: from Greek plein to swim + pous foot
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pleopod in Science

pleopod

[plēə-pŏd′]
  1. See swimmeret.
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