- an insect egg case.
- a compact mass of insect eggs.
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OTHER WORDS FROM podpod·like, adjectiveun·pod·ded, adjective
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WORDS THAT USE POD-
What does pod- mean?
The form pod– comes from Greek poús, meaning “foot.” The Latin cognate of poús is pēs, “foot,” and is the source of several combining forms related to the lower extremities, including –ped, –pede, ped–, and pedi–. Discover more at our Words That Use articles for each of these four forms.
What are variants of pod-?
The form pod– is a variant of podo–, which loses its –o– when combined with words or word elements beginning with vowels, and shares an origin with the combining forms –pod, –poda, –pode, –podium, and –podous. Want to know more? Read our Words That Use articles for all six forms.
Examples of pod-
A word you have likely come across that features the form pod– is podiatry, “the care of the human foot, especially the diagnosis and treatment of foot disorders.”
The form pod– means “foot,” as we have seen, while the –iatry part of the word means “healing, medical practice,” from Greek iātreía.
What are some words that use the combining form pod-?
- podagra (using the equivalent form of pod- in Greek)
- podium (using the equivalent form of pod- in Greek)
What are some other forms that pod– may be commonly confused with?
Not every word that begins with the exact letters podo– or pod-, such as podosphere, is necessarily using the combining form podo– to denote “foot.” Learn why podosphere means “podcast audience” at our entry for the word.
How to use pod in a sentence
The Navy and Marine Corps versions of the F-35 have differing configurations and rely on an external gun pod.New U.S. Stealth Jet Can’t Fire Its Gun Until 2019|Dave Majumdar|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But at Cheshire, prisoners rarely, if ever, leave their pod.‘Progressive Jail’ Is a 21st-Century Hell, Inmates Complain|Sarah Shourd|September 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The faction leaders each take a colony pod and set out to form their own society on the new planet.
When he first tries the pods for himself, he fails to realize that a fly has made its way into the other pod.Zac Efron, Tom Cruise & More Actors in Their Tighty Whities (VIDEO)|Mike Munoz|October 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Top adviser Eric Fehrnstrom told MSNBC that Santorum and Gingrich are “two peas in a pod—longtime Washington legislators.”Romney Losing His Mojo After Caucus, Primary Losses to Santorum|Howard Kurtz|February 9, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It bears a pod similar to that of the locust, to which it is related, containing eight to twelve beans.
Instantly it split, showing the gummed red seeds clinging to the inner walls of the sensitive pod.The Escape of Mr. Trimm|Irvin S. Cobb
The bark is light in colour; and the capsule pod contains a large quantity of down, of a brown tint, and exquisite silky softness.The Desert World|Arthur Mangin
It is very long--nearly twice as long as this page and looks much more like a stem than a seed-pod.On the Seashore|R. Cadwallader Smith
She and her kitten were as much alike as two peas in a pod—jet-black, and with beautiful yellow-green eyes.Mary and I|Stephen Return Riggs
British Dictionary definitions for pod (1 of 5)
- the fruit of any leguminous plant, consisting of a long two-valved case that contains seeds and splits along both sides when ripe
- the seedcase as distinct from the seeds