stomapoda

Stomapoda

Sto*map"o*da\, n. pl. [NL. See Stoma, and -poda.] (Zo["o]l.) An order of Crustacea including the squillas. The maxillipeds are leglike in form, and the large claws are comblike. They have a large and elongated abdomen, which contains a part of the stomach and heart; the abdominal appendages are large, and bear the gills. Called also Gastrula, Stomatopoda, and Squilloidea.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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