n. plPodostomata(Zoöl) An order of Bryozoa of which Rhabdopleura is the type. See Rhabdopleura.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
podostomataA 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.