exopodite

[ ek-sop-uh-dahyt ]
/ ɛkˈsɒp əˌdaɪt /
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noun Zoology.

the outer or lateral branch of a two-branched crustacean leg or appendage.Compare endopodite, protopodite.

Nearby words

  1. exophthalmos,
  2. exophytic,
  3. exoplanet,
  4. exoplasm,
  5. exopod,
  6. exopterygote,
  7. exor.,
  8. exorable,
  9. exorbitance,
  10. exorbitant

Also ex·o·pod [ek-suh-pod] /ˈɛk səˌpɒd/.

Origin of exopodite

First recorded in 1865–70; exo- + -pod + -ite1

Related formsex·op·o·dit·ic [ek-sop-uh-dit-ik] /ɛkˌsɒp əˈdɪt ɪk/, adjective

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