Definition of Isopoda

1. Noun. Woodlice.




Definition of Isopoda

1. n. pl. An order of sessile-eyed Crustacea, usually having seven pairs of legs, which are all similar in structure.

Medical Definition of Isopoda

1. An order of sessile-eyed Crustacea, usually having seven pairs of legs, which are all similar in structure. The body is usually depressed, with the abdominal segments short, and often consolidated in part. The branchiae are on the abdominal appendages. The group includes the terrestrial pill bugs and sow bugs, with numerous marine forms. See Arthrostrata, Gribble. Origin: NL. See Iso-, and -poda. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Isopoda

isophthalic
isophthalic acid
isopiestic
isopiestic line
isopiperitenol dehydrogenase
isopiperitenone delta-isomerase
isoplanatic
isoplastic
isoplastic graft
isopleth
isoplethic
isopleths
isopleura
isopod
isopoda (current term)
isopodan
isopodans
isopodiform
isopodous
isopods
isopogonous
isopointal
isopolities
isopolity
isopoly acid
isopoly acids
isopolyanion
isopolyanions
isopotential

Literary usage of Isopoda

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1. International Catalogue of Scientific Literature by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1907)
"[isopoda]. Richardson. ... [isopoda]. - ? папа. Stebbing. 286. JASSA [Amphipoda]. — : - marmorata. Holmes. 139. ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The abdominal feet, which in other isopoda act as respiratory organs, ... isopoda are met with as far back as the Old Red Sandstone, where remains of a ..."

3. Text-book of the Embryology of Invertebrates by Eugen Korschelt, Karl Heider, Edward Laurens Mark, William McMichael Woodworth, Matilda Bernard, Martin Fountain Woodward (1899)
"145), like those of the isopoda, are distinguished from the adult hy the absence ... isopoda. We have already had occasion to mention some features of th? ..."

4. A History of Crustacea: Recent Malacostraca by Thomas Roscoe Rede Stebbing (1893)
"isopoda. THE isopoda form a vast and widely distributed army. In contrast with the distinctive uniformity of the Cumacea, they exhibit an extreme diversity ..."

5. Report of the Annual Meeting (1856)
"The more essential characters are closely related to the Amphipoda rather than to the isopoda, and are not properly intermediate, nor a new type alike ..."

6. A Manual of Zoology by Richard Hertwig (1912)
"isopoda. The isopoda are readily distinguished from the Amphipoda by their depressed (horizontally flattened) bodies. The feet are adapted for creeping, ..."

7. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1880)
"... OF PAUL MAYER.1—We have here two papers, one on the color changes of the isopoda, the other descriptive of a new parasitic crustacean, ..."

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