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i•so•pod



Pronunciation: (ī'su-pod"), [key]
n.
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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