apodal

[ ap-uh-dl ]
/ ˈæp ə dl /

adjective Zoology.

having no distinct feet or footlike members.
belonging or pertaining to the orders Apoda and Apodes, comprising various groups of animals without limbs.

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Origin of apodal

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

apodal

apodous

/ (ˈæpədəl) /

adjective

(of snakes, eels, etc) without feet; having no obvious hind limbs or pelvic fins

Word Origin for apodal

C18: from Greek apous from a- 1 + pous foot
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Medical definitions for apodal

apodal
[ ăpə-dl ]

adj.

Having no feet or footlike appendages.
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