Isopod definition

īsə-pŏd
Any of numerous marine, freshwater, and terrestrial crustaceans of the order Isopoda, characterized by a flattened segmented body usually bearing seven pairs of legs and including the woodlice and gribbles.
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Any of an order (Isopoda) of mostly aquatic malacostracan crustaceans with a flat, oval body and seven pairs of walking legs of similar size and form, each pair attached to a segment of the thorax.
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Of an isopod or the isopods.
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Any of numerous mostly small crustaceans of the order Isopoda, characterized by a flattened body usually bearing seven pairs of legs. Isopods include the sow bugs, pill bugs, and gribbles.
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Any of very many crustaceans, of the order Isopoda, that have a flattened body, and no carapace.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
isopod
Plural:
isopods

Origin of isopod

  • From New Latin Īsopoda order name iso– New Latin -poda -pod

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition