amphipod

[ am-fuh-pod ]
/ ˈæm fəˌpɒd /

noun

any of numerous small, flat-bodied crustaceans of the group Amphipoda, including the beach fleas, sand hoppers, etc.

adjective

of or relating to the amphipods.

Origin of amphipod

1825–35; < New Latin Amphipoda; see amphi-, -pod
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amphipod

/ (ˈæmfɪˌpɒd) /

noun

any marine or freshwater crustacean of the order Amphipoda, such as the sand hoppers, in which the body is laterally compressed: subclass Malacostraca

adjective

of, relating to, or belonging to the Amphipoda
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