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podotheca

[pod-uh-thee-kuh]
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noun, plural pod·o·the·cae [pod-uh-thee-see] /ˌpɒd əˈθi si/. Ornithology.
  1. 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
Related formspod·o·the·cal, adjective
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  • Podotheca: that part of pupa that covers the legs of future adult.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

    John. B. Smith