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apodal

[ap-uh-dl]
adjective Zoology.
  1. having no distinct feet or footlike members.
  2. belonging or pertaining to the orders Apoda and Apodes, comprising various groups of animals without limbs.
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Also apodous.

Origin of apodal

1760–70; < Greek apod-, stem of ápous footless (see a-6, -pod) + -al1
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apodal

apodous

adjective
  1. (of snakes, eels, etc) without feet; having no obvious hind limbs or pelvic fins
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Word Origin

C18: from Greek apous from a- 1 + pous foot
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Word Origin and History for apodal

adj.

1769, from Greek apous (from apod- "footless," from a-, privative prefix, see a- (3), + pous "foot;" see foot (n.)) + -al.

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apodal in Medicine

apodal

(ăpə-dl)
adj.
  1. Having no feet or footlike appendages.
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