Definition of phyllosome in English:

phyllosome

Pronunciation /ˈfɪlə(ʊ)səʊm/

noun

Zoology
  • The larval form of certain macrurous crustaceans (formerly supposed to be adult forms constituting a separate group); a glass-crab.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in William Kirby (1759–1850), entomologist and naturalist. From scientific Latin Phyllosoma, originally proposed as a genus name from phyllo- + -soma.