Pleopod Ple"o*pod, n.; pl. E. {Pleopods}, L. {Pleopoda}. [Gr. ? to swim + -pod.] (Zo["o]l.) One of the abdominal legs of a crustacean. See Illust. under {Crustacea}. [1913 Webster]

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  • pleomere — See: abdominal somite [Martin, 2005]. See: abdominal somite [McLaughlin, 1980]. (Order Tanaidacea): One of six segments (somites) of abdomen (pleon). Last (sixth) or last two (fifth and sixth) pleomeres fused to telson to form pleotelson. First… …   Crustacea glossary

  • pleopod — An appendage attached to an abdominal segment [Ingle, 1983]. An appendage of any one of the first five abdominal segments [Warner, 1977]. Biramous, often natatory, appendage of pleon [Holdich and Jones, 1983]. Distinctive, usually biramous,… …   Crustacea glossary

  • abdomen — Posterior part of body, of six segments or somites, sometimes including tailfan [Poore, 2004]. Region of the body posterior to cephalothorax, consisting of six body segments and telson (see Fig. 13) [Hobbs and Jass, 1988]. That part of the body… …   Crustacea glossary

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  • protopod — Peduncle of an appendage; in unmodified form, consisting of one coxal and one basal article. (Syn. protopodite) [Williams, 1984]. Proximal portion of limb, consisting of precoxa, coxa, and basis, fused together in some forms; its distal edge… …   Crustacea glossary

  • retinaculum — Small hook at tip of appendices internae (e.g., Caridea), one of many serving to join left and right pleopods together. (Pl. retinacula) (Syn. cincinnulus) [Moore and McCormick, 1969]. Small hook at tip of appendix interna, one of many serving to …   Crustacea glossary

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