stomatopod

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

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.

Nearby words

  1. stomatomy,
  2. stomatomycosis,
  3. stomatonecrosis,
  4. stomatopathy,
  5. stomatoplasty,
  6. stomatorrhagia,
  7. stomatotomy,
  8. stomatous,
  9. stomium,
  10. stomodaeum

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

Word Origin for stomatopod

C19: via New Latin from Greek stoma mouth + -podos, pous foot

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