maxillipedary

maxilliped

[mak-sil-uh-ped]
noun
one member of the three pairs of appendages situated immediately behind the maxillae of crustaceans.

Origin:
1840–50; maxill(a) + -i- + -ped

maxillipedary, adjective
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maxilliped (mækˈsɪlɪˌpɛd)
 
n
any member of three pairs of appendages in crustaceans, behind the maxillae: specialized for feeding
 
[C19: maxilli-, from maxilla + -ped]
 
maxilli'pedary
 
adj

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