a combining form meaning “one having a foot” of the kind or number specified by the initial element; often corresponding to Neo-Latin class names ending in -poda, with -pod used in English to name a single member of such a class: cephalopod.
Origin of -pod
< New Latin < Greek -pod-, stem of -pous, adj. derivative of poús foot
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British Dictionary definitions for -pod
n combining form
indicating a certain type or number of feetarthropod; tripod
Word Origin for -pod
from Greek -podos footed, from pous foot
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Science definitions for -pod
A suffix meaning foot. It is used in the scientific names of the members of many groups of organisms, such as arthropod, an organism having jointed feet, and sauropod, a dinosaur having lizard feet. It is also used in the names of different kinds of limbs or limblike body parts, such as pseudopod, the false foot of an amoeba.
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