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schizopod

[ skiz-uh-pod, skit-suh- ]

noun

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


adjective

  1. Also schi·zop·o·dous [] belonging or pertaining to the Schizopoda.

schizopod

/ ˈskɪtsəʊˌpɒd /

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of schizopod1

1835–45; < New Latin Schizopoda; schizo-, -pod
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Example Sentences

No Schizopod stage is intercalated, which shews that the development is in many respects greatly abbreviated.

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