Sto*map"o*da (?), n. pl. [NL. See Stoma, and -poda.] Zool.

An order of Crustacea (crustaceans) including the squillas. The maxillipeds are leglike in form, and the large claws are comblike. They have a large and elongated abdomen, which contains a part of the stomach and heart; the abdominal appendages are large, and bear the gills. Called also Gastrula, Stomatopoda, and Squilloidea.


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