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Any of numerous small, chiefly aquatic crustaceans of the order Amphipoda, such as the beach flea, having a laterally compressed body with no carapace.

[From New Latin Amphipoda, order name : amphi- + New Latin -poda, -pod.]


(Animals) any marine or freshwater crustacean of the order Amphipoda, such as the sand hoppers, in which the body is laterally compressed: subclass Malacostraca
(Animals) of, relating to, or belonging to the Amphipoda


(ˈæm fəˌpɒd)

any small, flat-bodied crustacean of the order Amphipoda, having one set of limbs adapted for swimming and another for hopping, as the beach fleas and sand hoppers.
[1825–35; < New Latin Amphipoda; see amphi-, -pod]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.amphipod - a kind of malacostracan crustaceanamphipod - a kind of malacostracan crustacean  
malacostracan crustacean - a major subclass of crustaceans
Amphipoda, order Amphipoda - small flat-bodied semiterrestrial crustaceans: whale lice; sand-hoppers; skeleton shrimp
beach flea, sand flea, sand hopper, sandhopper - small amphipod crustaceans that hop like fleas; common on ocean beaches
skeleton shrimp - small amphipod crustacean having a grotesque form suggestive of the praying mantis; found chiefly on seaweed
whale louse - amphipod crustacean parasitic on cetaceans
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