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[skiz-uh-pod, skit-suh-]
  1. any crustacean of the former order or division Schizopoda, now divided into the orders Mysidacea, comprising the opossum shrimps, and Euphausiacea, comprising krill.
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  1. Also schi·zop·o·dous [ski-zop-uh-duh s, 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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  • 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)

    Francis Maitland Balfour

British Dictionary definitions for schizopod


  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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