uropod

[ yoo r-uh-pod ]
/ ˈyʊər əˌpɒd /

noun

an abdominal limb of an arthropod, especially one of those on either side of the telson, as in a lobster.

Nearby words

  1. uronephrosis,
  2. uronic acid,
  3. uropathy,
  4. urophanic,
  5. uroplania,
  6. uropoiesis,
  7. uroporphyrin,
  8. uroporphyrinogen,
  9. uropygial,
  10. uropygial gland

Origin of uropod

First recorded in 1885–90; uro-2 + -pod

Related formsu·rop·o·dal [yoo-rop-uh-dl] /yʊˈrɒp ə dl/, u·rop·o·dous, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for uropod

uropod

/ (ˈjʊərəʊˌpɒd) /

noun

the paired appendage that arises from the last segment of the body in lobsters and related crustaceans and forms part of the tail fan
Derived Formsuropodal (jʊˈrɒpədəl) or uropodous, adjective

Word Origin for uropod

C19: from uro- ² + -pod

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