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stomatopod

[ stoh-mat-uh-pod, stoh-muh-tuh- ]
/ stoʊˈmæt əˌpɒd, ˈstoʊ mə tə- /
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noun

any crustacean of the order Stomatopoda, having a carapace that does not cover the posterior thorax and a broad abdomen bearing gills on the appendages.

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Origin of stomatopod

First recorded in 1875–80; stomato- + -pod
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British Dictionary definitions for stomatopod

stomatopod
/ (ˈstɒmətəˌpɒd, ˈstəʊ-) /

noun

any marine crustacean of the order Stomatopoda, having abdominal gills: subclass Malacostraca. The group includes the mantis shrimp
C19: via New Latin from Greek stoma mouth + -podos, pous foot
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