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Amphipoda

Syllabification: Am·phip·o·da
Pronunciation: /amˈfipədə
 
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Zoology

Definition of Amphipoda in English:

An order of crustaceans with a laterally compressed body and a large number of leglike appendages.
Example sentences
  • 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.
  • Because of their small size, Amphipoda are able to survive in caves.
  • This Colloquium hosts every aspects of Amphipoda (systematics, genetics, evolution, ecology, physiology, range extensions, etc.), both freshwater and marine.

Origin

modern Latin (plural), from amphi- 'of both kinds' (because some legs are specialized for swimming and some for feeding) + Greek pous, pod- 'foot'.

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