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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.]

i′so·pod′ adj.
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(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
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(ˈaɪ səˌpɒd)

1. any flattened crustacean of the order Isopoda, having seven pairs of similar legs, as wood lice and various aquatic forms.
2. of or pertaining to the Isopoda.
[1825–35; < New Latin Isopoda. See iso-, -pod]
i•sop•o•dan (aɪˈsɒp ə dn) adj., n.
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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
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As well as tours and tastings, the trip includes dinner and a show at Glyndebourne with a backstage tour, an Isopod flotation session, spa treatment, a guided Nordic walk on the South Downs, two three-course dinners, one lunch and breakfast each morning.
Thacker's opinion followed on the heels of another 4th Circuit decision that suspended several US Fish and Wildlife Service permits for the pipeline due to concern about how the project would impact four endangered species: the Indiana bat, clubshell mussel, Madison cave isopod (a freshwater crustacean), and the rusty-patched bumblebee.
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The Awakening Floatation Treatment therapy promises to deliver a complete state of relaxation with a floating session in the Isopod (a saltwater tank) and a hot oil acupressure scalp massage plus full use of the spa facilities including a walk-though rain shower fed by an underground spring.
It enables you to submerse yourself into a lightless, soundproof tank (called an Isopod), lying flat on your back with your eyes closed.
Macroscopic observation revealed the presence of a total of eleven specimens (seven females and four males) of the isopod Braga nasuta from the ventral region close to pectoral fin and anus, collected from parasitized fingerlings (Figure 3).
There are main groups of parasitic crustaceans affecting commercially important aquaculture species, most of which are external parasites are the branchiura, copepod and isopod [11].
?"Bopyrid isopod"--Moore et al., 2003: 368 [Bear Seamount, northwestern Atlantic, 39[degrees]55'N, 67[degrees]30'W, 1100 m; infesting "Glyphocrangon" {probably = G.