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One of a set of three paired appendages on the thorax of a decapod crustacean, located just posterior to the maxillae and used in feeding.
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(Zoology) any member of three pairs of appendages in crustaceans, behind the maxillae: specialized for feeding
[C19: maxilli-, from maxilla + -ped]
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any member of the three pairs of appendages situated immediately behind the maxillae of crustaceans.
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