Meaning of PLEON in English


ˈplēˌän noun

( -s )

Etymology: New Latin, from Greek pleōn, present participle of plein to sail; from the fact that it bears the swimming limbs — more at flow

1. : the abdomen of a crustacean

2. : the telson of a king crab

• ple·o·nal -ēən ə l or ple·on·ic (ˈ)plē|änik adjective

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