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


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

1835–45; < New Latin Schizopoda; see schizo-, -pod Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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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