[ mak-sil-uh-ped ]
/ mækˈsɪl əˌpɛd /
one member of the three pairs of appendages situated immediately behind the maxillae of crustaceans.
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Example sentences from the Web for maxilliped
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
British Dictionary definitions for maxilliped
/ (mækˈsɪlɪˌpɛd) /
any member of three pairs of appendages in crustaceans, behind the maxillae: specialized for feeding
Derived forms of maxillipedmaxillipedary, adjective
Word Origin for maxilliped
C19: maxilli-, from maxilla + -ped
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