stomatopod[stō′mə tə päd′, stäm′ə tə-]
Origin of stomatopod; from Modern Latin Stomatopoda: see stomato- and amp; -pod
Origin of stomatopodFrom New Latin Stomatopoda, order name : stomato– (from the fact that the first five pairs of thoracic legs are bent towards the mouth and used in feeding ) + –pod.
- (zoology) One of the Stomatopoda; a mantis shrimp.
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