(dk"*pd), n. [Cf. F. dcapode.] (Zol.) A crustacean with ten feet or legs, as a crab; one of the Decapoda. Also used adjectively, as a decapod crustacean.
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(d*kp"*d), prop. n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. de`ka ten + poy`s, podo`s, foot.] 1. (Zol.) The order of Crustacea which includes the shrimps, lobsters, crabs, etc.
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They have a carapace, covering and uniting the somites of the head and thorax and inclosing a gill chamber on each side, and usually have five (rarely six) pairs of legs. They are divided into two principal groups: Brachyura and Macrura. Some writers recognize a third (Anomura) intermediate between the others.
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2. (Zol.) A division of the dibranchiate cephalopods including the cuttlefishes and squids. See Decacera.





(?), } a. (Zol.) Belonging to the decapods; having ten feet; ten-footed.
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