- one member of the three pairs of appendages situated immediately behind the maxillae of crustaceans.
Origin of maxilliped
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Each leg, except those of the last pair, has on its first segment an exopodite with a gill like those of the maxilliped.The Life of Crustacea
William Thomas Calman
- any member of three pairs of appendages in crustaceans, behind the maxillae: specialized for feeding
C19: maxilli-, from maxilla + -ped