- any crustacean of the former order or division Schizopoda, now divided into the orders Mysidacea, comprising the opossum shrimps, and Euphausiacea, comprising krill.
- Also schi·zop·o·dous [ski-zop-uh-duh s, skit-sop-] /skɪˈzɒp ə dəs, skɪtˈsɒp-/. belonging or pertaining to the Schizopoda.
Origin of schizopod
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No Schizopod stage is intercalated, which shews that the development is in many respects greatly abbreviated.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume II (of 4)
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- any of various shrimplike crustaceans of the former order Schizopoda, now separated into the orders Mysidacea (opossum shrimps) and Euphausiacea
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