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Any of numerous marine, freshwater, and terrestrial crustaceans of the order Isopoda, characterized by a flattened segmented body usually bearing seven pairs of legs and including the woodlice and gribbles.
[From New Latin Īsopoda, order name : iso- + New Latin -poda, -pod.]
(Animals) any crustacean of the order Isopoda, including woodlice and pill bugs, in which the body is flattened dorsoventrally
(Animals) of, relating to, or belonging to the Isopoda
isopodan, iˈsopodous adj
1. any flattened crustacean of the order Isopoda, having seven pairs of similar legs, as wood lice and various aquatic forms.adj.
2. of or pertaining to the Isopoda.
i•sop•o•dan (aɪˈsɒp ə dn) adj., n.
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|Noun||1.||isopod - any of various small terrestrial or aquatic crustaceans with seven pairs of legs adapted for crawling|
malacostracan crustacean - a major subclass of crustaceans
slater, woodlouse - any of various small terrestrial isopods having a flat elliptical segmented body; found in damp habitats