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nectopod

[ nek-tuh-pod ]
/ ˈnɛk təˌpɒd /
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noun
(in certain mollusks) an appendage modified for swimming.
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Origin of nectopod

First recorded in 1895–1900; from Greek nēktó(s) “swimming” (adjective), equivalent to nḗch(ein) “to swim” + -tos adjective suffix + -pod

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