Laemodipoda

Lae`mo`dip´o`da


n. pl.1.(Zool.) A division of amphipod Crustacea, in which the abdomen is small or rudimentary and the legs are often reduced to five pairs. The whale louse, or Cyamus, and Caprella are examples.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.