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  • n. A thin appendage that draws water through the gills of decapods

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A thin leafike appendage (the exopodite) of the second maxilla of decapod crustaceans. It serves as a pumping organ to draw the water through the gill cavity.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Crustacea, an appendage of the second maxilla, apparently representing a combined epipodite and exopodite.


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