Definition of peltogaster in US English:

peltogaster

noun

Zoology
  • A rhizocephalan cirripede of the genus Peltogaster, parasitic on hermit crabs; (in form Peltogaster) the genus itself.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in American Naturalist. From scientific Latin Peltogaster, genus name from ancient Greek πέλτη + scientific Latin -o- + ancient Greek γαστήρ stomach.

Pronunciation

peltogaster

/ˌpɛltə(ʊ)ˈɡastə/