- an abdominal limb of an arthropod, especially one of those on either side of the telson, as in a lobster.
Origin of uropod
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- the paired appendage that arises from the last segment of the body in lobsters and related crustaceans and forms part of the tail fan
Word Origin for uropod
C19: from uro- ² + -pod
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