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uropod

Saltos de línea: uro¦pod
Pronunciación: /ˈjʊərə(ʊ)pɒd
 
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Definición de uropod en inglés:

sustantivo

Zoology
The sixth and last pair of abdominal appendages of lobsters and related crustaceans, forming part of the tail fan.
Example sentences
  • By examining collected animals after the mission was over Dr. Caldwell discovered other species of deep water stomatopods that have different patterns of polarization on their uropods and tail.
  • In contrast, arthropods such as the lobster possess distinct maxillipeds, pereopods, pleopods, and uropods.
  • Only a few parts of the carapace produce the polarization, mainly the antennal scales, maxillipeds, and uropod scales.

Origen

late 19th century: from uro-2 'tail' + Greek pous, pod- 'foot'.

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