stomatopod

stomatopod

[stoh-mat-uh-pod, stoh-muh-tuh-]
noun
any crustacean of the order Stomatopoda, having a carapace that does not cover the posterior thorax and a broad abdomen bearing gills on the appendages.

Origin:
1875–80; stomato- + -pod

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To stomatopod
Collins
World English Dictionary
stomatopod (ˈstɒmətəˌpɒd, ˈstəʊ-)
 
n
any marine crustacean of the order Stomatopoda, having abdominal gills: subclass Malacostraca. The group includes the mantis shrimp
 
[C19: via New Latin from Greek stoma mouth + -podos, pous foot]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Encyclopedia Britannica
Encyclopedia

stomatopod

any member of the marine crustacean order Stomatopoda, especially members of the genus Squilla. Mantis shrimps are so called because the second pair of limbs are greatly enlarged and shaped like the large grasping forelimbs of the praying mantid, or mantis, an insect.

Learn more about stomatopod with a free trial on Britannica.com.

Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Cite This Source
Related Words
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;