Zool. any of the biramous appendages attached to the abdomen of higher crustaceans; swimmeret
Origin of pleopod; from Classical Greek pleōn, present participle of plein, to swim (; from Indo-European base an unverified form pleu-, to run, flow) + -pod
Origin of pleopodpleon, crustacean abdomen (from Greek pleōn, plō, present active participle of plein, to swim; see pleu- in Indo-European roots) + –pod.
(plural pleopods or pleopoda)
ple- (“swimming") +"Ž -o- +"Ž -pod (“foot")