Definition of uropod in US English:

uropod

noun

Zoology
  • The sixth and last pair of abdominal appendages of lobsters and related crustaceans, forming part of the tail fan.

    • ‘In contrast, arthropods such as the lobster possess distinct maxillipeds, pereopods, pleopods, and uropods.’
    • ‘By examining collected animals after the mission was over Dr. Caldwell discovered other species of deep water stomatopods that have different patterns of polarization on their uropods and tail.’
    • ‘Only a few parts of the carapace produce the polarization, mainly the antennal scales, maxillipeds, and uropod scales.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from uro- ‘tail’ + Greek pous, pod- ‘foot’.

Pronunciation

uropod

/ˈyo͝orəˌpäd/