- 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
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Examples from the Web for apodal
Apodal Fishes, the name applied to such malacopterous fishes as want ventral fins.
The male only is winged; the female is very like an apodal larva, the larva being an active hexapod.The Insect World
A family of fishes belonging to the apodal section of the malacopterygii.
- (of snakes, eels, etc) without feet; having no obvious hind limbs or pelvic fins
C18: from Greek apous from a- 1 + pous foot
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Word Origin and History for apodal
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- Having no feet or footlike appendages.
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