Lae`mo*dip"o*da (?), n. pl. [NL., from Gr. throat + twice + , , foot.] Zool.

A division of amphipod Crustacea, in which the abdomen is small or rudimentary and the legs are often reduced to five pairs. The whale louse, or Cyamus, and Caprella are examples.

 

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