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protopodite

[proh-top-uh-dahyt]
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noun Zoology.
  1. the basal portion of a two-branched crustacean leg or other appendage.
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Also pro·to·pod [proh-tuh-pod] /ˈproʊ təˌpɒd/.

Origin of protopodite

First recorded in 1865–70; proto- + pod- + -ite1
Related formspro·top·o·dit·ic [pruh-top-uh-dit-ik] /prəˌtɒp əˈdɪt ɪk/, adjective
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