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One of the last pair of posterior abdominal appendages of certain crustaceans, such as the lobster or shrimp.
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(Zoology) the paired appendage that arises from the last segment of the body in lobsters and related crustaceans and forms part of the tail fan
[C19: from uro-2 + -pod]
uropodal, uˈropodous adj
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(in crustaceans) an appendage on the last abdominal segment, as on either side of the tailfan of lobsters.
u•rop•o•dal (yʊˈrɒp ə dl) u•rop′o•dous, adj.
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