any one limb of the three pairs of appendages behind the maxillae in crustaceans, esp. in decapods, modified for aid in feeding
Origin of maxillipedfrom maxilla + -ped
One of a set of three paired appendages on the thorax of a decapod crustacean, located just posterior to the maxillae and used in feeding.
Origin of maxillipedmaxill(a) -ped