exopodite

[ ek-sop-uh-dahyt ]
/ ɛkˈsɒp əˌdaɪt /

noun Zoology.

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

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

Origin of exopodite

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

OTHER WORDS FROM exopodite

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