having no distinct feet or footlike members.
belonging or pertaining to the orders Apoda and Apodes, comprising various groups of animals without limbs.
Origin of apodal
< Greek apod-,
stem of ápous
footless (see a-6
) + -al1
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British Dictionary definitions for apodal
(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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Word Origin and History for apodal
1769, from Greek apous (from apod- "footless," from a-, privative prefix, see a- (3), + pous "foot;" see foot (n.)) + -al.
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Having no feet or footlike appendages.
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