Macropod
Macropod Mac"ro*pod, n. [Macro- + -pod.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of a group of maioid crabs remarkable for the length of their legs; -- called also {spider crab}. [1913 Webster]

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  • macropod — MACROPÓD, Ă, macropozi, de, adj., s.n. 1. adj. (Despre animale) Care are labele, picioarele sau aripioarele înotătoare lungi. 2. s.n. (la pl.) Specie de peşti exotici viu coloraţi; (şi la sg.) peşte din această specie. – Din fr. macropode. Trimis …   Dicționar Român

  • Macropod — Taxobox name = MacropodsMSW3 Groves|pages=58 70] fossil range=Late Oligocene Recent image width = 200px image caption = Red necked Wallaby regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Mammalia infraclassis = Marsupialia ordo = Diprotodontia… …   Wikipedia

  • macropod — /ˈmækrəpɒd / (say makruhpod) noun 1. any of the Macropodoidea, a superfamily of herbivorous marsupials comprising the kangaroos, wallabies, rat kangaroos and tree kangaroos, having short forelimbs, long hind limbs adapted for hopping, and long,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • macropod — noun a) A marsupial of the family Macropodidae, which includes the kangaroos, wallabies, tree kangaroos and pademelons. b) Any one of a group of maioid crabs remarkable for the length of their legs; called also spider crab …   Wiktionary

  • macropod — mækrəʊpÉ‘d / pÉ’d n. crab having long legs and a triangular body (also known as spider crab) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • macropod — [ makrə(ʊ)pɒd] noun Zoology a plant eating marsupial mammal of an Australasian family (Macropodidae) that comprises the kangaroos and wallabies. Origin C19: from mod. L. Macropodidae, from macro + Gk pous, pod foot …   English new terms dictionary

  • macropod — n. any plant eating mammal of the family Macropodidae native to Australia and New Guinea, including kangaroos and wallabies. Etymology: MACRO + Gk pous podos foot …   Useful english dictionary

  • Macropod hybrids — are hybrids of animals within the family Macropodidae. Several macropod hybrids have been experimentally bred, including: * Eastern Wallaroo ( Macropus robustus ) X Red Kangaroo ( Macropus rufus ). Result: infertile female with one ovary * Swamp… …   Wikipedia

  • spider crab — Macropod Mac ro*pod, n. [Macro + pod.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of a group of maioid crabs remarkable for the length of their legs; called also {spider crab}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Terrestrial locomotion — [ horse an erect stanced unguligrade quadruped with a galloping gait. An animation of photos by Eadweard Muybridge] Terrestrial locomotion has evolved as animals adapted from aquatic to terrestrial environments. Locomotion on land raises… …   Wikipedia

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