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swim·mer·et

 (swĭm′ə-rĕt′, swĭm′ə-rĕt′)
n.
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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swimmeret

(ˈswɪməˌrɛt)
n
(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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swim•mer•et

(ˈswɪm əˌrɛt)

n.
(in certain crustaceans) any of the small paired paddlelike abdominal appendages used for swimming and carrying eggs.
[1830–40]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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 swimmingswimmeret - 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
appendage, extremity, member - an external body part that projects from the body; "it is important to keep the extremities warm"
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To determine the sex of any individual that was not obviously female (i.e., shrimps with embryos or maturing ovaries), the presence (male) or absence (female) of an appendix masculina on the endopod of the second pleopod (swimmeret) was recorded.
In decapod crustaceans, the DAA supplies blood to the abdominal positioning muscles and swimmeret muscles via the LAAs, and to the gut through many small arterioles that arise from the ventral wall of the DAA.
Shrimp are distinguished from other crustaceans like crabs or lobster by their pleopods or "swimmerets" which make shrimp more adroit at swimming than walking, as crabs and lobsters are.
Reserve remaining meat (knuckle, swimmerets, etc) in refrigerator for another purpose.
Under their tails are pairs of appendages called swimmerets. Immediately behind their rearmost legs is a pair that will be either hard or soft.
Body position and the movement of chelae (Belanger & Moore, 2006), antennae, or swimmerets may be indicators of a complex social organization called "dominance hierarchy" (Copp, 1986; Drerup, 2003) or even territoriality.