Definitions

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  • n. The thorax of a crustacean, between the head (cephalon) and abdomen (pleon).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Crustacea, the thorax; distinguished from cephalon (head) and pleon (abdomen).

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek περί (peri, "around") + ιέναι (ienai, "to go").

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