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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.
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(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]
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(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
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