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i·so·pod

 (ī′sə-pŏd′)
n.
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.]

i′so·pod′ adj.

isopod

(ˈaɪsəʊˌpɒd)
n
(Animals) any crustacean of the order Isopoda, including woodlice and pill bugs, in which the body is flattened dorsoventrally
adj
(Animals) of, relating to, or belonging to the Isopoda
isopodan, iˈsopodous adj

i•so•pod

(ˈaɪ səˌpɒd)

n.
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.
[1825–35; < New Latin Isopoda. See iso-, -pod]
i•sop•o•dan (aɪˈsɒp ə dn) adj., n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.isopod - any of various small terrestrial or aquatic crustaceans with seven pairs of legs adapted for crawlingisopod - 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
sea louse, sea slater - marine isopod crustacean
pleopod, swimmeret - one of the paired abdominal appendages of certain aquatic crustaceans that function primarily for carrying the eggs in females and are usually adapted for swimming