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[stoh-mat-uh-pod, stoh-muh-tuh-]
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  1. 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


  1. any marine crustacean of the order Stomatopoda, having abdominal gills: subclass Malacostraca. The group includes the mantis shrimp
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Word Origin

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