Definition of Amphipoda
1. Noun. Small flat-bodied semiterrestrial crustaceans: whale lice; sand-hoppers; skeleton shrimp.
Generic synonyms: Animal Order
Group relationships: Malacostraca, Subclass Malacostraca
Member holonyms: Amphipod, Family Orchestiidae, Orchestiidae, Caprella, Genus Caprella, Cyamus, Genus Cyamus
Definition of Amphipoda
1. n. pl. A numerous group of fourteen -- footed Crustacea, inhabiting both fresh and salt water. The body is usually compressed laterally, and the anterior pairs or legs are directed downward and forward, but the posterior legs are usually turned upward and backward. The beach flea is an example. See Tetradecapoda and Arthrostraca.
Medical Definition of Amphipoda
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Amphipoda
Literary usage of Amphipoda
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1903)
"THE amphipoda.' sj HOLMES. THE present key is restricted to the species of amphipod Crustacea of the Atlantic coast of North America. ..."
2. Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine (1869)
"Observations on the amphipoda occurring on the Norwegian Coasts. By AXEL BOECK*. ALTHOUGH the amphipoda occurring on the Norwegian coast have been the ..."
3. Report of the Annual Meeting (1856)
"They are," says that author, " properly therefore amphipoda with certain parts obsolescent. . . . The more essential characters are closely related to the ..."
4. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria by Royal Society of Victoria (1902)
"In last year's Proceedings I described four new species of freshwater Victorian amphipoda.1 Since then I have received additional material through the ..."
5. Text-book of the Embryology of Invertebrates by Eúgen Korschelt, Karl Heider, Edward Laurens Mark, William McMichael Woodworth, Matilda Bernard, Martin Fountain Woodward (1899)
"amphipoda. Tlie embryos of the amphipoda, which, as has been previously mentioned (p. 148), are distinguished from those of the Isopoda by the ventral ..."
6. A History of Crustacea: Recent Malacostraca by Thomas Roscoe Rede Stebbing (1893)
"The late Axel Boeck, when introducing the use oT numbered joints, was studying the amphipoda, in which the first joint of a leg is seldom, if ever, free. ..."
7. Zoology: Being a Systematic Account of the General Structure, Habits by William Benjamin Carpenter, William Sweetland Dallas (1867)
"ORDER III—amphipoda. 868. Passing on to the group of ... members,—we have first to notice the Order amphipoda, in which the abdomen is well developed, ..."