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amphipoda


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Amphipoda  \Am*phip"o*da\,  n.  pl  [NL.,  FR  Gr  ?  +  ?,  ?  foot.] 
  (Zo["o]l.) 
  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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Amphipoda 
  n  :  small  flat-bodied  semi-terrestrial  crustaceans:  whale  lice; 
  sand-hoppers;  skeleton  shrimp  [syn:  {Amphipoda},  {order 
  Amphipoda}] 




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