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pleon

[ plee-on ]
/ ˈpli ɒn /
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noun

the abdomen of a crustacean.

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Origin of pleon

1850–55; noun use of Greek pléōn, present participle of pleîn to swim, sail; see pleopod

OTHER WORDS FROM pleon

ple·on·al [plee-uh-nl], /ˈpli ə nl/, ple·on·ic, adjective
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