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 eyes, and with the head and thorax fused into a cephalothorax and covered by a carapace 2. any of the cephalopod mollusks (orders Sepioidea and Teuthoidea) with 10 arms including cuttlefishes, squids, and related forms • decapod adjectivedecapodan adjective or noundecapodous adjective

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  • decapod — DECAPÓD, decapode, s.n. 1. (La pl.) Ordin de crustacee cu zece picioare; (şi la sg.) crustaceu care face parte din acest ordin. 2. (La pl.) Ordin de cefalopode care au zece tentacule şi un rudiment de cochilie; (şi la sg.) moluscă din acest ordin …   Dicționar Român

  • Decapod — Dec a*pod (d[e^]k [.a]*p[o^]d), n. [Cf. F. d[ e]capode.] (Zo[ o]l.) A crustacean with ten feet or legs, as a crab; one of the {Decapoda}. Also used adjectively, as a decapod crustacean. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • decapod — 1835 as a type of crustacean having 10 legs, from Fr. décapode (1806), from Mod.L. Decapoda (animalia), from Gk. dekapoda, neut. pl. of dekapous ten footed (see TEN (Cf. ten) + FOOT (Cf. foot)). From 1888 as a type of locomotive …   Etymology dictionary

  • decapod — ► NOUN ▪ a crustacean with five pairs of walking legs, such as a shrimp. ORIGIN from Greek deka ten + pous foot …   English terms dictionary

  • 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 — Several things share the name decapod, from the Greek decapoda meaning ten legged : Crustaceans in the Order Decapoda, such as lobsters and crabs Several steam locomotive wheel arrangements were also called Decapods, especially the 2 10 0 Decapod …   Wikipedia

  • 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 A decapod, the 0 10 0 and 2 10 0 steam locomotive configurations …   Wiktionary

  • decapod — 1. adjective Having ten legs. 2. noun a) Any of various animals having ten legs or similar appendages, especially mollusks such as squid and cuttlefish. b) Any crustacean, of the or …   Wiktionary

  • decapod — adj. having ten feet or legs n. ten legged crustacean (Zoology) …   English contemporary dictionary

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