isopodan

isopod

[ahy-suh-pod]
noun
1.
any freshwater, marine, or terrestrial crustacean of the order or suborder Isopoda, having seven pairs of legs typically adapted for crawling, and a dorsoventrally flattened body, and including wood lice, several aquatic parasites of crabs and shrimps, and numerous swimming or bottom-dwelling species.
adjective
2.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the Isopoda.
3.
having the feet all alike, or similar in character.

Origin:
1825–35; < Neo-Latin Isopoda. See iso-, -pod

isopodan [ahy-sop-uh-dn] , adjective, noun
isopodous, adjective
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isopod (ˈaɪsəʊˌpɒd)
 
n
1.  any crustacean of the order Isopoda, including woodlice and pill bugs, in which the body is flattened dorsoventrally
 
adj
2.  of, relating to, or belonging to the Isopoda
 
isopodan
 
adj
 
i'sopodous
 
adj

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isopod   (ī'sə-pŏd')  Pronunciation Key 
Any of numerous mostly small crustaceans of the order Isopoda, characterized by a flattened body and a series of wide, armorlike plates covering the back. Isopods include the sow bugs, pill bugs, and gribbles.
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