Gnathopod Gnath"o*pod, n. [Gr. gna`qos the jaw + -pod.] (Zo["o]l.) A gnathopodite or maxilliped. See {Maxilliped}. [1913 Webster]

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  • subchela — n. [L. sub, under; Gr. chele, claw] (ARTHROPODA: Crustacea) The distal end of a limb developed as a prehensile structure by the folding back of a dactyl against the propodus or widest part of it; may arise from propodus folded back against the… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • gnathic — adjective /ˈɡnæθɪk,ˈnæθɪk/ Of or pertaining to the jaw. ‘Want to get an idea of your gnathic index, and that mustache is in the way.’ See Also: gnathal, gnathion, gnathite, gnathitis, gnatho, gnathonic, gnathonical, gnathonically, gnathonism,… …   Wiktionary

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