pereion


pereion
/pəˈraɪən/ (say puh'ruyuhn)

noun (plural pereia /pəˈraɪə/ (say puh'ruyuh))
the thorax of crustaceans.
{Greek peraion, present participle of peraioun carry across; transport; from the fact that the thorax bears the limbs}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.