Isopod



[ahy-suh-pod] /ˈaɪ səˌpɒd/

noun
1.
any freshwater, marine, or terrestrial crustacean of the order or suborder Isopoda, having seven pairs of legs typically adapted for crawling, and a dorsoventrally flattened body, and including wood lice, several aquatic parasites of crabs and shrimps, and numerous swimming or bottom-dwelling species.
adjective
2.
of, relating to, or characteristic of the Isopoda.
3.
having the feet all alike, or similar in character.
/ˈaɪsəʊˌpɒd/
noun
1.
any crustacean of the order Isopoda, including woodlice and pill bugs, in which the body is flattened dorsoventrally
adjective
2.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Isopoda
n.

1835, from French isopode, from Latin isopoda (neuter plural), from Greek iso- (see iso-) + pod-, stem of pous “foot” (see foot (n.)).
isopod
(ī’sə-pŏd’)
Any of numerous mostly small crustaceans of the order Isopoda, characterized by a flattened body and a series of wide, armorlike plates covering the back. Isopods include the sow bugs, pill bugs, and gribbles.

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