Definition of swimmeret in English:

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swimmeret

Pronunciation: /ˈswɪmərɛt/

noun

Another term for pleopod.
Example sentences
  • A setose lobster has distinct hairs on the swimmerets under its tails, indicating breeding condition.
  • After fertilization, she glues the eggs to her swimmerets (swimming legs).
  • She peered at the remains through an oversized magnifying glass, paying careful attention to the swimmerets near the tail.

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