tetrapody

[ te-trap-uh-dee ]
/ tɛˈtræp ə di /

noun, plural te·trap·o·dies.Prosody.

a measure consisting of four feet.

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Origin of tetrapody

From the Greek word tetrapodía, dating back to 1840–50. See tetra-, -pod, -y3

OTHER WORDS FROM tetrapody

tet·ra·pod·ic [te-truh-pod-ik], /ˌtɛ trəˈpɒd ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for tetrapody

tetrapody
/ (tɛˈtræpədɪ) /

noun plural -dies

prosody a metrical unit consisting of four feet

Derived forms of tetrapody

tetrapodic (ˌtɛtrəˈpɒdɪk), adjective
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