Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having some of the legs close by the mouth, as a mantis-shrimp; of or pertaining to the Stomatopoda. Also stomatopodous, stomapodous.
  • noun A member of the Stomatopoda, in any sense.
  • noun Also stomapod.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) One of the Stomatopoda.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun zoology One of the Stomatopoda; a mantis shrimp.

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

  • noun a kind of crustacean

Etymologies

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

[From New Latin Stomatopoda, order name : stomato– (from the fact that the first five pairs of thoracic legs are bent towards the mouth and used in feeding ) + –pod.]

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