1. [syn: Isopoda, order Isopoda]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Isopoda \I*sop"o*da\, n. pl. [NL. See Iso-, and -poda.]
An order of sessile-eyed Crustacea, usually having seven
pairs of legs, which are all similar in structure.
Note: The body is usually depressed, with the abdominal
segments short, and often consolidated in part. The
branchi[ae] are on the abdominal appendages. The group
includes the terrestrial pill bugs and sow bugs, with
numerous marine forms. See Arthrostrata, Gribble.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: woodlice [syn: Isopoda, order Isopoda]