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Isopoda Syllabification: I·sop·o·da
Pronunciation: /īˈsäpədə/

Definition of Isopoda in English:

An order of crustaceans that includes the terrestrial wood lice and several marine and freshwater parasites. They have a flattened segmented body with seven similar pairs of legs.
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.
  • 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.


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

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