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maxilliped

[mak-sil-uh-ped] /mækˈsɪl əˌpɛd/
noun
1.
one member of the three pairs of appendages situated immediately behind the maxillae of crustaceans.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; maxill(a) + -i- + -ped
Related forms
maxillipedary, adjective
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  • The maxilliped, having responded to the smell of the alga, is pulled toward the body.
  • The dashed outlines of the maxilliped and swimming legs show positions they occupied only during the active capture sequence.
British Dictionary definitions for maxilliped

maxilliped

/mækˈsɪlɪˌpɛd/
noun
1.
any member of three pairs of appendages in crustaceans, behind the maxillae: specialized for feeding
Derived Forms
maxillipedary, adjective
Word Origin
C19: maxilli-, from maxilla + -ped
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