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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.


apodal

/ ˈæpədəl /

adjective

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of apodal1

1760–70; < Greek apod-, stem of ápous footless ( a- 6, -pod ) + -al 1
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Word History and Origins

Origin of apodal1

C18: from Greek apous from a- 1+ pous foot
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Example Sentences

The male only is winged; the female is very like an apodal larva, the larva being an active hexapod.

A family of fishes belonging to the apodal section of the malacopterygii.

Apodal Fishes, the name applied to such malacopterous fishes as want ventral fins.

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