Pe`ci*lop"o*da (?), n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. variegated, manifold + -poda.] Zool. (a)

Originally, an artificial group including many parasitic Entomostraca, together with the horseshoe crabs (Limuloidea).

(b)

By some recent writers applied to the Merostomata.

 

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