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amphipod

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EtymologyEdit

From Amphipoda.

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NounEdit

amphipod (plural amphipods)

  1. A member of taxonomic order Amphipoda of small, shrimp-like crustaceans.
    • 2003, Bill Bryson, A Short History of Nearly Everything, BCA, p. 212:
      We have managed just once, briefly, to send humans to that depth in a sturdy diving vessel, yet it is home to colonies of amphipods, a type of crustacean similar to shrimp but transparent, which survive without any protection at all.