Related formspro·top·o·dit·ic [pruh-top-uh-dit-ik] /prəˌtɒp əˈdɪt ɪk/, adjective
Examples from the Web for protopodite
The protopodite consists of two segments, the first very short, and the second much longer.The Life of Crustacea|William Thomas Calman
The exopodite springs from the basipodite and that segment is closely joined to the coxopodite, producing a protopodite.
Protopodite, endopodite, exopodite, and epipodite were considered to be the morphological units of the crustacean limb.
The coxopodite does not correspond to the protopodite of higher Crustacea, the basipodite remaining as a separate entity.
The chelæ were measured from the inner angle of the joint of the protopodite to the angle of articulation with the dactylopodite.