P[oe]`ci*lop"o*da\, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ? variegated, manifold + -poda.] (Zo["o]l.) (a) Originally, an artificial group including many parasitic Entomostraca, together with the horseshoe crabs (Limuloidea). (b) By some recent writers applied to the Merostomata.
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