maxilliped


Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to maxilliped: pleopod, Cheliped, uropod

maxilliped

(măk-sĭl′ə-pĕd′)
n.
One of a set of three paired appendages on the thorax of a decapod crustacean, located just posterior to the maxillae and used in feeding.