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 for Decapoda
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Podophthalmia \Pod`oph*thal"mi*a\, n. pl. [NL. See
     Podophthalmic.] (Zool.)
     The stalk-eyed Crustacea, -- an order of Crustacea having the
     eyes supported on movable stalks. It includes the crabs,
     lobsters, and prawns. Called also Podophthalmata, and
     Decapoda.
     [1913 Webster] Podophthalmic

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Decacerata \De*cac`e*ra"ta\, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. de`ka ten +
     ke`ras a horn.] (Zool.)
     The division of Cephalopoda which includes the squids,
     cuttlefishes, and others having ten arms or tentacles; --
     called also Decapoda. [Written also Decacera.] See
     Dibranchiata. Decachord

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Decapoda \De*cap"o*da\ (d[-e]*k[a^]p"[-o]*d[.a]), prop. n. pl.
     [NL., fr. Gr. de`ka ten + poy`s, podo`s, foot.]
     1. (Zool.) The order of Crustacea which includes the shrimps,
        lobsters, crabs, etc.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: They have a carapace, covering and uniting the somites
           of the head and thorax and inclosing a gill chamber on
           each side, and usually have five (rarely six) pairs of
           legs. They are divided into two principal groups:
           Brachyura and Macrura. Some writers recognize a third
           (Anomura) intermediate between the others.
           [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Zool.) A division of the dibranchiate cephalopods
        including the cuttlefishes and squids. See Decacera.
        Decapodal

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Decapoda
      n 1: lobsters; crayfish; crabs; shrimps; prawns [syn:
           Decapoda, order Decapoda]
      2: squids and cuttlefishes [syn: Decapoda, order Decapoda]

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