pereion

[ puh-rahy-on, -rey-, -ree- ]
/ pəˈraɪ ɒn, -ˈreɪ-, -ˈri- /

noun, plural pe·rei·a [puh-rahy-uh, -rey-uh, -ree-uh] /pəˈraɪ ə, -ˈreɪ ə, -ˈri ə/.

(in a crustacean) the thorax.

Nearby words

  1. perea,
  2. peregrinate,
  3. peregrination,
  4. peregrine,
  5. peregrine falcon,
  6. pereiopod,
  7. pereira,
  8. pereira bark,
  9. pereira, i. rice,
  10. pereirine

Origin of pereion

1850–55; < New Latin, representing Greek peraiôn (present participle of peraioûn to carry about, transport); so called from the location of the legs on the thorax

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