Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A small crustacean of the order Amphipoda, such as the beach flea, having a laterally compressed body with no carapace.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A member of taxonomic order Amphipoda of small, shrimp-like crustaceans.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the Amphipoda.
  • n. One of the Amphipoda.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as amphipodous.
  • n. An amphipodan; one of the Amphipoda.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a kind of malacostracan crustacean

Etymologies

From New Latin Amphipoda, order name : amphi- + New Latin -poda, -pod.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Amphipoda. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The creature classified as Dikerogammarus villosus is actually not a shrimp but another type of crustacean known as an amphipod.

    Breaking News: CBS News

  • It's a Lyssianasid amphipod, which is distantly related to shrimp.

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  • This video frame grab image provided by NASA, taken in Dec. 2009, shows a Lyssianasid amphipod, which is related to a shrimp, where a NASA team lowered a video camera to get the first long look at the underbelly of an ice sheet and a curious shrimp-like creature came swimming by and then even parked itself on the cable attached to the camera.

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  • A new species of amphipod (a small crustacean) may have been discovered in a cave pool in Summit County, Ohio.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • A Lyssianasid amphipod, a shrimp-like creature can be seen swimming in this video.

    Unexpected Life Found Under Antarctic Ice (Video) | Universe Today

  • Black guillemots (Cepphus grylle) and thickbilled murres (Uria lomvia) feed on the amphipod Gammarus wilkitzkii.

    General description of the Arctic biota

  • These include the isopod Saduria entomon, the amphipod Monoporeia affinis, the Baltic mussel Macoma bathica, a few semi-pelagic opossum shrimp species (Mysidae) and the common sea snail Liparis liparis.

    Kvarken Archipelago High Coast, Finland and Sweden

  • The total number of instars (developmental stages) undergone by most amphipod species is poorly known.

    Crustacea

  • Three new genera and 12 new species of terrestrial isopod have been recorded and recently anew species of talitrid amphipod from the top of Mount Gower was described.

    Lord Howe Island Group, Australia

  • We have analysed length data for 1,853 species of benthic amphipod crustaceans from 12 sites worldwide, from polar to tropical and marine continental shelf to freshwater environments.

    Rhapsodizing further on insects

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