isopod

/ˈaɪsəpɒd/ (say 'uysuhpod)

noun
1. any of the Isopoda, an order or suborder of crustaceans (freshwater, marine, and terrestrial) with seven pairs of legs, and body flattened dorsoventrally.
adjective
2. relating to the Isopoda.
3. having the feet all alike, or similar in character.
{iso- + pod1, from the appearance of the earliest examples identified, as the slater}
isopodan /aɪˈsɒpədən/ (say uy'sopuhduhn), adjective, noun
isopodous /aɪˈsɒpədəs/ (say uy'sopuhduhs), adjective

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • isopod — [ī säp′ə dənī sōpäd΄, ī səpäd΄] n. [< ModL < ISO + POD] 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… …   English World dictionary

  • Isopod — I so*pod, a. (Zo[ o]l.) Having the legs similar in structure; belonging to the {Isopoda}. n. One of the {Isopoda}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • isopod — ISOPÓD, isopode, s.n. (La pl.) Ordin de crustacee cu toracele compus din şapte segmente libere, fiecare segment având câte o pereche de picioare; (şi la sg.) animal care face parte din acest ordin. – fr. isopodes (<gr.). Trimis de gall,… …   Dicționar Român

  • isopod — 1835, from Fr. isopode, from L. isopoda (neuter plural), from Gk. iso (see ISO (Cf. iso )) + pod , stem of pous foot (see FOOT (Cf. foot) (n.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • isopod — noun Etymology: ultimately from Greek is + pod , pous foot more at foot Date: circa 1835 any of a large order (Isopoda) of small sessile eyed aquatic or terrestrial crustaceans with the body composed of seven free thoracic segments each bearing a …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • isopod — (Order Isopoda): ( ) [Kensley and Schotte, 1989]. Schematic representation of an isopod illustrating morphological terms. [Kensley and Schotte, 1989] …   Crustacea glossary

  • isopod — isopodan /uy sop euh dn/, adj., n. isopodous, adj. /uy seuh pod /, n. 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 …   Universalium

  • isopod — noun Any of very many crustaceans, of the order Isopoda, that have a flattened body, and no carapace …   Wiktionary

  • isopod — n. small crustacean (freshwater, sea or terrestrial) that has 7 pairs of legs …   English contemporary dictionary

  • isopod — [ ʌɪsəpɒd] noun Zoology a crustacean of the order Isopoda, which includes the woodlice and many aquatic forms. Origin from mod. L. Isopoda, from Gk isos equal + pous, pod foot …   English new terms dictionary

  • isopod — iso·pod …   English syllables

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