maxilliped

[ mak-sil-uh-ped ]

noun
  1. one member of the three pairs of appendages situated immediately behind the maxillae of crustaceans.

Origin of maxilliped

1
First recorded in 1840–50; maxill(a) + -i- + -ped

Other words from maxilliped

  • max·il·li·ped·a·ry, adjective

Words Nearby maxilliped

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How to use maxilliped in a sentence

  • 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

maxilliped

/ (mækˈsɪlɪˌpɛd) /


noun
  1. any member of three pairs of appendages in crustaceans, behind the maxillae: specialized for feeding

Origin of maxilliped

1
C19: maxilli-, from maxilla + -ped

Derived forms of maxilliped

  • maxillipedary, adjective

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