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pleopod

[ plee-uh-pod ]
/ ˈpli əˌpɒd /
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noun Zoology.

a swimmeret.

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Origin of pleopod

First recorded in 1850–55; pleo(n) + -pod
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British Dictionary definitions for pleopod

pleopod
/ (ˈpliːəˌpɒd) /

noun

another name for swimmeret
C19: from Greek plein to swim + pous foot
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Scientific definitions for pleopod

pleopod
[ plēə-pŏd′ ]

See swimmeret.
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