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decapod Explained

decapod at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Any of more than 8,000 species (order Decapoda) of crustaceans having five pairs of legs attached to the thorax. The shrimplike species, which can be as small as 0.5 in. (12 mm), have a slender body with a long abdomen, a well-developed fantail, and, often, long, slender legs. The crablike types, whose claw span can measure 13 ft (4 m), have a flattened body and, frequently, stout short legs and a reduced tail fan. Decapods are primarily marine and are most abundant in shallow tropical waters, but they are commercially valuable throughout the world. Some species (e.g., hermit and fiddler crabs) are adapted to terrestrial environments. See also crab, crayfish, lobster, shrimp.

Decapod at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Decapod \Dec"a*pod\, n. [Cf. F. d['e]capode.] (Zo["o]l.)
A crustacean with ten feet or legs, as a crab; one of the
Decapoda. Also used adjectively.

decapod at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: crustaceans characteristically having five pairs of
locomotor appendages each joined to a segment of the
thorax [syn: {decapod crustacean}]
2: cephalopods having eight short tentacles plus two long ones

Decapod at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » decapod


Alternative forms

* decapod


Inter: en-nou » n
  • A decapod, the 0-10-0 and 2-10-0 steam locomotive configurations.

  • Category: Category:en:Rail transportation -
    Translation: id » Decapod

    decapod at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » Decapod



    deca- + -pod


    * Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /ˈdɛkəpɒd/


    Inter: en-adj » -
  • Inter: zoolog » y Having ten legs.


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • Inter: zoolog » y Any of various animals having ten legs or similar appendages, especially mollusks such as squid and cuttlefish.
    1. Inter: zoolog » y Any crustacean, of the order Decapoda, such as crabs or lobsters.
    2. Inter: rail transpor » t A nickname for either the 0-10-0 or 2-10-0 train configurations. Sometimes capitalized.


      Inter: trans-top » mollusc

  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|kymmenlonkeroinen

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » crustacean
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|kymmenjalkaiinen

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Navajo: Inter: tø » nv|chʼosh bijáád neeznánígíí

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » vehicle
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|kymmenpyöräinen

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Category: Category:en:Ten -
    Translation: et » decapod
    Translation: io » decapod
    Translation: id » decapod
    Translation: ta » decapod
    Translation: vi » decapod
    Translation: zh » decapod