Definition of swimmeret in English:

swimmeret

noun

  • another term for pleopod
    • ‘After fertilization, she glues the eggs to her swimmerets (swimming legs).’
    • ‘She peered at the remains through an oversized magnifying glass, paying careful attention to the swimmerets near the tail.’
    • ‘The female swimmerets are slightly larger and more feathery with tiny hairs, while the tail itself is often larger and more pliable to accommodate the eggs.’
    • ‘A setose lobster has distinct hairs on the swimmerets under its tails, indicating breeding condition.’
    • ‘Swimming crabs can easily be recognized by the fact that their hindmost legs have developed into ‘swimmerets’, paddle shaped at the ends so that they can be used for propulsion.’

Pronunciation

swimmeret

/ˌswiməˈret/