- one of the unjointed rudimentary limbs or processes of locomotion of many worms, as annelids.
Origin of parapodium
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The parapodium is represented with its neural or ventral surface uppermost.
Neurocirri slender, subcylindric, somewhat conical distally or sometimes a little clavate, surpassing end of parapodium.
The natocirrus is reduced to a small rounded or nodular form slightly above base of parapodium.
The notocirrus is small and occupies the usual place in the angle between the dorsal surface of the parapodium and the body-wall.
- any of the paired unjointed lateral appendages of polychaete worms, used in locomotion, respiration, etc
- any of various similar appendages of other invertebrates, esp certain molluscs
New Latin: from para- 1 + -podium
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