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  • noun Plural form of maxilliped.

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Examples

  • The limbs studied, called maxillipeds, move rhythmically to deflect the exhalent water currents emerging from the gills.

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  • The remaining six pairs of thoracic appendages are used for swimming, as well as for conveying water to the maxillipeds for filtering.

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  • In order to complete this arrangement the outer maxillipeds, as indeed has long been known, bear a projecting ridge furnished with a dense fringe of hairs, which commences in front near their median line and passes backwards and outwards to the hinder angle of the buccal frame.

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  • Of natatory feet (afterwards maxillipeds) only two pairs are present; the third (not, as Spence Bate thinks, the first) is entirely wanting, or, like the five following pairs of feet, present only as a minute bud.

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  • The remaining six pairs of thoracic appendages are used for swimming, as well as for conveying water to the maxillipeds for filtering.

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  • [2] They have 5 pairs of swimming legs (swimmerets) on the abdomen, 5 pairs of walking legs, and 3 pairs of maxillipeds which help them feed.

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  • [2] They have 5 pairs of swimming legs (swimmerets) on the abdomen, 5 pairs of walking legs, and 3 pairs of maxillipeds which help them feed.

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  • The two white strips (maxillipeds) at the mouth move like sideways lips and teeth.

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