noun, plural te·trap·o·dies. Prosody.

a measure consisting of four feet.

Origin of tetrapody

From the Greek word tetrapodía, dating back to 1840–50. See tetra-, -pod, -y3
Related formstet·ra·pod·ic [te-truh-pod-ik] /ˌtɛ trəˈpɒd ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for tetrapody


noun plural -dies

prosody a metrical unit consisting of four feet
Derived Formstetrapodic (ˌtɛtrəˈpɒdɪk), adjective
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