Podostomata

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. pl Podostomata (Zoöl) An order of Bryozoa of which Rhabdopleura is the type. See Rhabdopleura.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • podostomata A class of Arthropoda, composed of the orders Trilobita and Merostomata (the latter containing the Xyphosura, Synziphosura, and Eurypterida): so called from the foot-like or ambulatory character of the mouth-parts. They are an ancient generalized type, represented at the present day by the king-crabs only.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. poy`s podo`s, foot + , , mouth