Pronunciation: (ī'su-pod"),[key] —n. any freshwater, marine, or terrestrial crustacean of the order or suborder Isopoda, having seven pairs of legs typically adapted for crawling, and a dorsoventrally flattened body, and including wood lice, several aquatic parasites of crabs and shrimps, and numerous swimming or bottom-dwelling species.
—adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the Isopoda.
2. having the feet all alike, or similar in character.