phyllopod

[ fil-uh-pod ]
/ ˈfɪl əˌpɒd /

noun

any crustacean of the order Phyllopoda, having leaflike swimming appendages.

adjective

belonging or pertaining to the Phyllopoda.

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Origin of phyllopod

From the New Latin word Phyllopoda, dating back to 1860–65. See phyllo-, -pod
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