One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A crustacean of the order Isopoda, such as a woodlouse.
- ‘As we watched, cockroaches, earwigs, isopods, and other small arthropods ran to escape the advancing waves of ants.’
- ‘The precopulatory mate guarding of amphipods and isopods is another example of mating effort by males.’
- ‘The water in the center of the atoll is undrinkable and holds only pond weed and biting isopods (a type of small crustacean).’
- ‘Studies of fouled arthropods include horseshoe crabs, isopods, stomatopods, lobsters, and true crabs.’
- ‘The molting style of isopods provides the final problem for the interpretation of fossil isopods.’
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