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[pleon, crustacean abdomen (from Greek pleōn, plō, present active participle of plein, to swim; see pleu- in Indo-European roots) + -pod.]
(Zoology) another name for swimmeret
[C19: from Greek plein to swim + pous foot]
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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.||pleopod - 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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