adjective or noun see decapod

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  • decapodan — See decapodal. * * * …   Universalium

  • decapodan — de·cap·o·dan …   English syllables

  • decapodan — adjective or noun see decapoda * * * decapˈodal, decapˈodan or decapˈodous adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑Decapoda …   Useful english dictionary

  • decapod — decapodan /deuh kap euh dn/, adj., n. decapodous, adj. /dek euh pod /, n. 1. any crustacean of the order Decapoda, having five pairs of walking legs, including the crabs, lobsters, crayfish, prawns, and shrimps. 2. any dibranchiate cephalopod… …   Universalium

  • decapod — noun Etymology: New Latin Decapoda, from deca + poda pod Date: 1826 1. any of an order (Decapoda) of crustaceans (as shrimps, lobsters, and crabs) with five pairs of thoracic appendages one or more of which are modified into pincers, with stalked …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • urocardiac ossicle — (ARTHROPODA: Crustacea) In a decapodan gastric mill, a T shaped plate running backwards and downwards, sometimes bearing a U or V shaped median tooth …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • decapod —   n. ten legged crustacean, including shrimps, lobsters, etc.    ♦ decapodal,    ♦ decapodan,    ♦ decapodous, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • decapod — [dek′ə päd΄] adj. [< ModL Decapoda, name of the order: see DECA & POD] ten legged n. 1. any of an order (Decapoda) of crustaceans having ten legs, as a lobster, shrimp, or crab 2. a squid decapodal [di kap′ə dəl] adj. decapodous [di kap′ədəs]… …   English World dictionary

  • decapod — n. 1 any crustacean of the chiefly marine order Decapoda, characterized by five pairs of walking legs, e.g. shrimps, crabs, and lobsters. 2 any of various molluscs of the class Cephalopoda, having ten tentacles, e.g. squids and cuttlefish.… …   Useful english dictionary

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