schizopod

[ skiz-uh-pod, skit-suh- ]
/ ˈskɪz əˌpɒd, ˈskɪt sə- /

noun

any crustacean of the former order or division Schizopoda, now divided into the orders Mysidacea, comprising the opossum shrimps, and Euphausiacea, comprising krill.

adjective

Also schi·zop·o·dous [ski-zop-uh-duhs, skit-sop-]. /skɪˈzɒp ə dəs, skɪtˈsɒp-/. belonging or pertaining to the Schizopoda.

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Origin of schizopod

1835–45; <New Latin Schizopoda;see schizo-, -pod
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British Dictionary definitions for schizopod

schizopod
/ (ˈskɪtsəʊˌpɒd) /

noun

any of various shrimplike crustaceans of the former order Schizopoda, now separated into the orders Mysidacea (opossum shrimps) and Euphausiacea
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