Definition of Isopoda in English:

Isopoda

Line breaks: Iso|poda
Pronunciation: /ˌʌɪsəˈpəʊdə
 
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noun

Zoology
  • An order of mainly aquatic crustaceans that includes the woodlice and sea slaters. They have a flattened segmented body with seven similar pairs of legs, and many kinds are marine.
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    • Neither Amphipoda nor Isopoda is known from the early Paleozoic when the Crustacea are generally represented in the fossil record by the valve-bearing Ostracoda.
    • Since the Isopoda are not otherwise known as fossils until the Pennsylvanian, an isopod affinity for Esmeraldacaris would be unexpected.
    • A good example is members of the Isopoda, which produce fully formed young.

Origin

modern Latin (plural), from Greek isos 'equal' + pous, pod- 'foot'.

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