pleopod

[ plee-uh-pod ]
/ ˈpli əˌpɒd /

noun Zoology.

a swimmeret.

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

Word Origin for pleopod

C19: from Greek plein to swim + pous foot
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Science definitions for pleopod

pleopod

[ plēə-pŏd′ ]

See swimmeret.
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