L[ae]`mo*dip"o*da\, n. pl. [NL., from Gr. ? throat + ? twice + ?, ?, foot.] (Zo["o]l.) A division of amphipod Crustacea, in which the abdomen is small or rudimentary and the legs are often reduced to five pairs. The whale louse, or Cyamus, and Caprella are examples.
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