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podotheca

[ pod-uh-thee-kuh ]
/ ˌpɒd əˈθi kə /
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noun, plural pod·o·the·cae [pod-uh-thee-see]. /ˌpɒd əˈθi si/. Ornithology.
the horny integument covering unfeathered portions of the legs and toes of most birds.
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Origin of podotheca

From New Latin, dating back to 1870–75; see origin at podo-, theca

OTHER WORDS FROM podotheca

pod·o·the·cal, adjective
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