amphipod [am′fə päd΄]
[< ModL < AMPHI- + -POD]
any of an order (Amphipoda) of malacostracan crustaceans with a vertically thin body and one set of legs for jumping or walking and another set for swimming, as the sand hopper

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  • Amphipod — Am phi*pod, n. (Zo[ o]l.) One of the Amphipoda. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Amphipod — Am phi*pod, Amphipodan Am*phip o*dan, a. (Zo[ o]l.) Of or pertaining to the Amphipoda. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • amphipod — /am feuh pod /, n. 1. any of numerous small, flat bodied crustaceans of the group Amphipoda, including the beach fleas, sand hoppers, etc. adj. 2. of or pertaining to the amphipods. [1825 35; < NL Amphipoda; see AMPHI , POD] * * * ▪ crustacean… …   Universalium

  • amphipod — noun Etymology: ultimately from Greek amphi + pod , pous foot more at foot Date: 1835 any of a large order (Amphipoda) of small crustaceans (as the sand flea) with a laterally compressed body • amphipod adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • amphipod — A small crustacean of the order Amphipoda, such as the beach flea, having a laterally compressed body with no carapace …   Fisheries — dictionary

  • amphipod — noun A member of taxonomic order Amphipoda of small, shrimp like crustaceans …   Wiktionary

  • amphipod — [ amfɪpɒd] noun Zoology a crustacean of the chiefly marine order Amphipoda, having a laterally compressed body and a large number of leg like appendages. Origin from mod. L. Amphipoda, from amphi of both kinds (because some legs are specialized… …   English new terms dictionary

  • amphipod — am·phi·pod …   English syllables

  • amphipod — am•phi•pod [[t]ˈæm fəˌpɒd[/t]] n. ivt any small, flat bodied crustacean of the order Amphipoda, having one set of limbs adapted for swimming and another for hopping, as the beach fleas and sand hoppers • Etymology: 1825–35; < NL Amphipoda; see …   From formal English to slang

  • amphipod — /ˈæmfipɒd/ (say amfeepod) noun 1. any of a type of small crustaceans, Amphipoda, lacking a carapace, and having a compressed body, including beach fleas, etc. –adjective 2. of or relating to the amphipods …  

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