- the inner or medial branch of a two-branched crustacean leg or appendage.
Also en·do·pod [en-duh-pod] /ˈɛn dəˌpɒd/.
Origin of endopodite
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Endopodite: The inner one of the two main divisions of the limb.The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide
Augusta Foote Arnold
The exopodite, however, is much smaller than the endopodite, and it ends in a flexible lash made up of many small segments.The Life of Crustacea
William Thomas Calman
Protopodite, endopodite, exopodite, and epipodite were considered to be the morphological units of the crustacean limb.
One ramus (the endopodite) alone developed—the original axis or corm serving as its basal joint with or without gnathobase.
In many cases, one of the branches, generally the endopodite, is more strongly developed than the other.