noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary 2ur- + Greek pod-, pous foot — more at foot Date: circa 1890 either of the flattened lateral appendages of the last abdominal segment of a crustacean; broadly an abdominal appendage of a crustacean

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  • Uropod — U ro*pod, n. [2d uro + pod.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of the abdominal appendages of a crustacean, especially one of the posterior ones, which are often larger than the rest, and different in structure, and are used chiefly in locomotion. See Illust.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • uropod — [yoor′ə päd΄] n. [ URO 2 + POD] an appendage of the last abdominal segment in certain crustaceans, as either of the pair in the tailfan of the lobster or shrimp …   English World dictionary

  • uropod — uro·pod (uґro pod) [Gr. oura tail + pous, gen. podos foot] the cytoplasmic footlike process that trails behind locomoting leukocytes; the term is used particularly of lymphocytes, in which the trailing process and large nucleus produce a… …   Medical dictionary

  • uropod — uropodal /yoo rop euh dl/, uropodous, adj. /yoor euh pod /, n. an abdominal limb of an arthropod, esp. one of those on either side of the telson, as in a lobster. [1885 90; URO 2 + POD] * * * …   Universalium

  • uropod — noun either of the two posterior abdominal appendages of the lobster, shrimp and some other crustaceans …   Wiktionary

  • uropod — A paired biramous appendage attached to the sixth abdominal somite in all but the true crabs and usually combining with the telson to form a tail fan [Chace and Hobbs, 1969]. An appendage of the last (6th) abdominal segment [Warner, 1977].… …   Crustacea glossary

  • uropod — uro·pod …   English syllables

  • uropod — u•ro•pod [[t]ˈyʊər əˌpɒd[/t]] n. ivt (in crustaceans) an appendage on the last abdominal segment, as on either side of the tailfan of lobsters • Etymology: 1885–90 u•rop•o•dal yʊˈrɒp ə dl u•rop′o•dous, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • uropod — /ˈjurəpɒd/ (say yoohruhpod) noun an abdominal limb of an arthropod, especially one of those on either side of the telson, as in a lobster. {uro 2 + pod} …   Australian English dictionary

  • uropod — …   Useful english dictionary

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