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Definition of the noun decapod

What does decapod mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: decapods

  1. crustaceans characteristically having five pairs of locomotor appendages each joined to a segment of the thorax
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • synonym of decapod: decapod crustacean
    • more generic word: crustacean = any mainly aquatic arthropod usually having a segmented body and chitinous exoskeleton
    • more specific terms:
      • crab = decapod having eyes on short stalks and a broad flattened carapace with a small abdomen folded under the thorax and pincers
      • lobster = any of several edible marine crustaceans of the families Homaridae and Nephropsidae and Palinuridae
      • crawdaddy / crawfish / crayfish / crawdad = small freshwater decapod crustacean that resembles a lobster
      • hermit crab = small soft-bodied marine crustaceans living in cast-off shells of gastropods
      • shrimp = small slender-bodied chiefly marine decapod crustaceans with a long tail and single pair of pincers
      • prawn = shrimp-like decapod crustacean having two pairs of pincers
      • tropical prawn = edible tropical and warm-water prawn
    • member of: Decapoda / order Decapoda = lobsters; crayfish; crabs; shrimps
  2. cephalopods having eight short tentacles plus two long ones
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • more generic terms: cephalopod / cephalopod mollusk = marine mollusk characterized by well-developed head and eyes and sucker-bearing tentacles
    • more specific terms:
      • squid = widely distributed fast-moving ten-armed cephalopod mollusk having a long tapered body with triangular tail fins
      • cuttlefish / cuttle = ten-armed oval-bodied cephalopod with narrow fins as long as the body and a large calcareous internal shell
      • Spirula peronii / spirula = a small tropical cephalopod of the genus Spirula having prominent eyes and short arms and a many-chambered shell coiled in a flat spiral
    • member of: Decapoda / order Decapoda = squids and cuttlefishes

Alternative definition of the noun decapod

noun

  1. [zoology] Any of various animals having ten legs or similar appendages, especially mollusks such as squid and cuttlefish.
  2. [zoology] Any crustacean, of the order Decapoda, such as crabs or lobsters.
  3. [rail transport] A nickname for either the 0-10-0 or 2-10-0 train configurations. Sometimes capitalized.

Definition of the adjective decapod

What does decapod mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective

  1. [zoology] Having ten legs.

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Google previewBeneath the 2012 Olympics (2013)

A History of the Queen Elizabeth II Olympic Park by Stan Medland, Simon Rodway

The mighty Decapod was far larger than any locomotive previously built inBritain. Decapod means tenfeet and refers to theten massive41⁄2 feet high driving wheels.

Google previewDecapod Crustacean Phylogenetics (2016)

by Joel W. Martin, Keith A. Crandall, Darryl L. Felder

The oldest known fossil decapod is the late Devonian species Palaeopalaemon newberryi (see Schram et al. 1978). According to these authors, this fossil is a represenative of the reptant decapods (see also Schram & Dixon 2003). This was ...

Google previewSpectrum Vocabulary, Grade 3 (2014)

by Spectrum

A decapod is an animal with ...

Google previewVocabulary, Grade 3 (2012)

by Spectrum

A decapod is an animal with. legs and feet. 4.

Google previewPaleontology and Geology of the Upper Triassic (Revueltian) Snyder Quarry, New Mexico (2003)

Bulletin 24 by Kate E. Zeigler, Andrew B. Heckert, Spencer G. Lucas

The decapod is a unique record, the conchostracan is incomplete, and too little is known of Chinle conchostracans to ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Tidepools and Rocky Shores (2007)

by Mark W. Denny, Steven Dean Gaines

Recently, the decapod crustacean system has been re-examined. The system is highly complex (Fig. 3). Well-defined arteries branch into capillary-like vessels, which may form closed circuits in the antennal gland (Fig. 5A, B) and the gills (Fig .

Google previewLloyd's Encyclopaedic Dictionary (1896)

A New and Original Work of Reference to the Words in the English Language

pi [Decapod.] Zoology: 1. A section of one of the great classes (Cephalopoda) Into which the sub-kingdom Mollusca Is divided. The Decapoda have eight arms, and two tentacles, originating within the circle of the arms, making ten so- called ...

Google previewPaperback Oxford English Dictionary (2012)

by Oxford Dictionaries,, Maurice Waite

decapod. 180 deathless adj. deathbed n. the bed where someone is dying or has died. death certificate n. an official statement of a person's death. death duty n. dated = inheritance tax. death knell n. an event that signals the end of something.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Neuroscience (2009)

Volume One by Larry R. Squire

By far the bulk of current information on invertebrate neuromuscular synaptic structure and function derives from selected arthropods – decapod crustaceans, and members of two orders of insects, Orthoptera (grasshoppers, locusts, and ...

Google previewDictionary of Marine Natural Products with CD-ROM (2007)

by John W. Blunt, Murray H. G. Munro

Decapod tachykinin-related peptide. Decapod TRP [197713-54-5] Also isol. from brain of the white shrimp Penaeus vannamei, the crayfish Procambarus clarkii and the lobsterPanulirus interruptus.

Google previewThe Encyclopaedic Dictionary (1883)

A New & Original Work of Reference to All the Words in the English Language, with a Full Account of Their Origin, Meaning, Pronunciation, & Use

[Decapod.] Zoology : t A. section of one of the great classes (Cephalopoda) into which the sub-kingdom Mollusca is divided. The Decapoda have eight arms, and two tentacles, originating within the circle of the arms, making ten so- called feet ...

Google previewThe Recreational Diver's Dictionary & Historical Timeline (2003)

by Scott Dowding

any decapod crustacean of the suborder Brachyura, possessing a broad and flattened body with a miniature abdomen folded under the thorax, cramp—n. 1. a painful, involuntary contraction of a muscle brought on by extreme cold, lack of ...

Google previewThe Complete Encyclopedia of Locomotives (2006)

by Mirco De Cet, Alan Kent

saw the Baldwin Works produce what was the largest locomotive in the world, a type 2-10-0 Decapod. Although some...

the Decapod was certainly the heaviest engine in the Baldwin Exhibit at the Columbian Exposition. This locomotive ...

Google previewThe Modern World Dictionary of the English Language ... (1906)

To which is Added a Compendium of Historical, Biographical, Geographical, Scientific, Religious, and Sociological Names, and a Complete Summary of Human Achievement in the Nineteenth & Twentieth Centuries ...

[Decapod.] Zoology: 1. A section of one of the great classes (Cephalopoda) into which the sub-kingdom Mollusca is divided. The Decapoda have eight arms, and two tentacles, originating within the circle of the arms, making ten socalled feet ...

Google previewUniversal dictionary of the English language (1898)

a new and original work presenting ... every word in the English language ... and an exhaustive encyclopaedia of all the arts and sciences by Robert Hunter, Charles Morris

[Decapod.] Zoology : 1. A section of one of the great classes (Cephalopoda) into which the sub-kingdom Mollusca is divided. The Decapoda liave eight arms, and two tentacles, originating within the circle of the arms, making ten so- called feet ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Evolutionary Biology (2016)

decapod crustaceans (32%, Boschi, 2000), and corals (37%, ...

Google previewInternational Wildlife Encyclopedia: Chickaree - crabs (2002)

by Maurice Burton, Robert Burton

A decapod has five pairs of legs attached to its thorax, which it uses for walking. A pair of mandibles flanks or covers the mouth. These have grinding and biting surfaces. Behind the mandibles are two additional pairs of feeding appendages, ...

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Scrabble value of D2E1C3A1P3O1D2

The value of this 7-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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