Definition of Decapod

1. Noun. Crustaceans characteristically having five pairs of locomotor appendages each joined to a segment of the thorax.

Exact synonyms: Decapod Crustacean
Generic synonyms: Crustacean
Group relationships: Decapoda, Order Decapoda
Specialized synonyms: Crab, Lobster, Crawdad, Crawdaddy, Crawfish, Crayfish, Hermit Crab, Shrimp, Prawn, Tropical Prawn



2. Noun. Cephalopods having eight short tentacles plus two long ones.
Generic synonyms: Cephalopod, Cephalopod Mollusk
Group relationships: Decapoda, Order Decapoda
Specialized synonyms: Squid, Cuttle, Cuttlefish, Spirula, Spirula Peronii

Definition of Decapod

1. n. A crustacean with ten feet or legs, as a crab; one of the Decapoda. Also used adjectively.

Definition of Decapod

1. Noun. A decapod, the 0-10-0 and 2-10-0 steam locomotive configurations. ¹

2. Adjective. (zoology) Having ten legs. ¹

3. Noun. (zoology) Any of various animals having ten legs or similar appendages, especially mollusks such as squid and cuttlefish. ¹

4. Noun. (zoology) Any crustacean, of the order Decapoda, such as crabs or lobsters. ¹

5. Noun. (rail transport) A nickname for either the 0-10-0 or 2-10-0 train configurations. Sometimes capitalized. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Decapod

1. a ten-legged crustacean [n -S]

Medical Definition of Decapod

1. A crustacean with ten feet or legs, as a crab; one of the Decapoda. Also used adjectively. Origin: Cf. F. Decapode. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Decapod

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decaprenyl
decaprenyl pyrophosphate synthetase
decapsulate
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Literary usage of Decapod

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1. Report of the Annual Meeting (1896)
"The author deals with the functions of various minor characteristics of Decapod Crustacea, especially the Brachyura. A crab's carapace shows two regions ..."

2. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1890)
"Their course is closely connected with the geology of the districts through which they run. II. " The Variations occurring in certain Decapod Crustacea. ..."

3. Geological Magazine by Henry Woodward (1900)
"At the same locality and date, five detached chelae, apparently of a second species of decapod Crustacean, were collected in as many concretionary nodules. ..."

4. American Railway Transportation by Emory Richard Johnson (1908)
"Fifty years since, a train-load of 200 tons would have been considered a heavy one for a loco- Decapod FREIGHT-ENGINE, BALDWIN LOCOMOTIVE WORKS. motive to ..."

5. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria by Royal Society of Victoria (1902)
"Some little known Victorian Decapod Crustacea with Descriptions of New Species, No. II. BY SW FULTON AND FE GRANT. (With Plates VIII., IX. ..."

6. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington by Biological Society of Washington (1915)
"NEW SPECIES OF Decapod CRUSTACEANS FROM THE , DUTCH WEST INDIES. /' /' ,; \ /C-* BY MARY J. RATHBUN. •/<? * V) Some time ago I prepared an account of the ..."

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