- 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.
Origin of stomatopod
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- 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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