[ nek-tuh-pod ]
/ ˈnɛk təˌpɒd /
(in certain mollusks) an appendage modified for swimming.
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Origin of nectopod
1895–1900; <Greek nēktó(s) swimming (equivalent to nḗch(ein) to swim + -tos deverbal adj. suffix, with cht>kt) + -pod
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