a combining form meaning “footlike part” of an organism, used in the formation of compound words: monopodium; pseudo-podium.
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Origin of -podium
From New Latin; see origin at podium
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n combining form
a part resembling a footpseudopodium
Word Origin for -podium
from New Latin: footlike; see podium
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