parapodium

[ par-uh-poh-dee-uhm ]

noun,plural par·a·po·di·a [par-uh-poh-dee-uh]. /ˌpær əˈpoʊ di ə/. Zoology.
  1. one of the unjointed rudimentary limbs or processes of locomotion of many worms, as annelids.

Origin of parapodium

1
First recorded in 1875–80; para-1 + -podium

Other words from parapodium

  • par·a·po·di·al, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for parapodium

parapodium

/ (ˌpærəˈpəʊdɪəm) /


nounplural -dia (-dɪə)
  1. any of the paired unjointed lateral appendages of polychaete worms, used in locomotion, respiration, etc

  2. any of various similar appendages of other invertebrates, esp certain molluscs

Origin of parapodium

1
New Latin: from para- 1 + -podium

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