phyllopod

[ fil-uh-pod ]
/ ˈfɪl əˌpɒd /
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noun

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

adjective

belonging or pertaining to the Phyllopoda.

Nearby words

  1. phyllome,
  2. phyllomic,
  3. phyllophagous,
  4. phyllophore,
  5. phylloplane,
  6. phylloquinone,
  7. phyllosilicate,
  8. phyllosphere,
  9. phyllotaxis,
  10. phyllotaxy

Also phyl·lop·o·dan [fi-lop-uh-duh n] /fɪˈlɒp ə dən/.

Origin of phyllopod

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

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