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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Schizopoda in former classifications a division of Malacostraca; superseded by the orders Mysidacea and Euphausiacea
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. pl Schizopoda (Zoöl) A division of shrimplike Thoracostraca in which each of the thoracic legs has a long fringed upper branch (exopodite) for swimming.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n schizopoda An Aristotelian group of birds, approximately equivalent to the Linnean Grallæ, or waders.
    • n schizopoda A suborder or similar group of long-tailed stalkeyed crustaceans, having a small cephalothorax, a large abdomen, and the pereiopods or thoracic legs apparently cleft or double by reason of the great development of exopodites, which are as large as the endopodites. It includes the opossum-shrimps and their allies. See Mysidæ, and cut under opossum-shrimp. Latreille, 1817.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Schizopoda skī-zop′ō-da a group of crustaceans, having the feet cleft or double, including the opossum-shrimps and their allies
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL. See Schizo-, and -poda
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. schizein, to cleave, pous, podos, the foot.


In literature:

In the Malacostraca it is absent in the adult, or persists only in a vestigial condition, as in some Decapoda and Schizopoda.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 7" by Various
Schizopoda Mysis Crabs {15.
"The History of Creation, Vol. II (of 2)" by Ernst Haeckel