noun, plural par·a·po·di·a [par-uh-poh-dee-uh]. /ˌpær əˈpoʊ di ə/. Zoology.
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OTHER WORDS FROM parapodiumpar·a·po·di·al, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for parapodium
The lobes of the parapodia are widely separated and fringed with membrane, appearing like double parapodia.The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide|Augusta Foote Arnold
Parapodia separate from ventral surface, and generally transformed into 522 swimming lobes.
Parapodia dorsolateral in position, the anterior ones very thick.
Parapodia and cirri typically pale fulvous and the venter either similar or approaching the dorsum in color.
It is held, however, that these are a pair of parapodia which have shifted forwards.