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Meaning of isopod

i•so•pod

Pronunciation: (ī'su-pod"), [key]
— 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 body, and including wood lice, several aquatic parasites of crabs and shrimps, and numerous swimming or bottom-dwelling species.
—adj.
  1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the Isopoda.
  2. having the feet all alike, or similar in character.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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