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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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