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One of the paired abdominal appendages of many aquatic crustaceans, such as shrimp and lobsters, that are used for swimming and in females for carrying eggs. Also called pleopod.
(Zoology) any of the small paired appendages on the abdomen of crustaceans, used chiefly in locomotion and reproduction. Also called: pleopod
[C19: from swim + -er1 + -et]
(in certain crustaceans) any of the small paired paddlelike abdominal appendages used for swimming and carrying eggs.
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|Noun||1.||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|
lobster - any of several edible marine crustaceans of the families Homaridae and Nephropsidae and Palinuridae
shrimp - small slender-bodied chiefly marine decapod crustaceans with a long tail and single pair of pincers; many species are edible
isopod - any of various small terrestrial or aquatic crustaceans with seven pairs of legs adapted for crawling