Maxilliped
Maxilliped Max*il"li*ped, n. [Maxilla + L. pes, pedis, foot.] (Zo["o]l.) One of the mouth appendages of Crustacea, situated next behind the maxill[ae]. Crabs have three pairs, but many of the lower Crustacea have but one pair of them. Called also {jawfoot}, and {foot jaw}. [1913 Webster]

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  • maxilliped — [mak sil′i ped΄] n. [< MAXILLA + PED] any one limb of the three pairs of appendages behind the maxillae in crustaceans, esp. in decapods, modified for aid in feeding …   English World dictionary

  • maxilliped — Anterior thoracic limb (one, two, or three) modified to act as mouth part, its body segment usually fused to cephalon [Moore and McCormick, 1969]. One of a pair of three sets of appendages lying immediately posterior to the maxilla [Hobbs, Hobbs …   Crustacea glossary

  • maxilliped — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary maxilli (from Latin maxilla) + ped Date: 1846 any of the crustacean appendages that comprise the first pair or first three pairs situated next behind the maxillae …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • maxilliped — См. maxillipe …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • maxilliped — maxillipedary, adj. /mak sil euh ped /, n. one member of the three pairs of appendages situated immediately behind the maxillae of crustaceans. [1840 50; MAXILL(A) + I + PED] * * * …   Universalium

  • maxilliped — noun One of the appendages on the heads of some crustaceans behind the maxillae, used for feeding …   Wiktionary

  • maxilliped — max·il·li·ped …   English syllables

  • maxilliped — max•il•li•ped [[t]mækˈsɪl əˌpɛd[/t]] n. ivt any member of the three pairs of appendages situated immediately behind the maxillae of crustaceans • Etymology: 1840–50 max il•li•ped′a•ry, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • maxilliped — …   Useful english dictionary

  • foot jaw — Maxilliped Max*il li*ped, n. [Maxilla + L. pes, pedis, foot.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of the mouth appendages of Crustacea, situated next behind the maxill[ae]. Crabs have three pairs, but many of the lower Crustacea have but one pair of them. Called also …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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