pereion


pereion
/peuh ruy"on, -ray"-, -ree"-/, n., pl. pereia /-ruy"euh, -ray"euh, -ree"euh/.
(in a crustacean) the thorax.
[1850-55; < NL, repr. Gk peraiôn (prp. of peraioûn to carry about, transport); so called from the location of the legs on the thorax]

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Universalium. 2010.