Definition of coxopodite in English:

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Pronunciation: /käkˈsäpəˌdīt/


The segment nearest the body in the leg of an arthropod, especially a crustacean.
Example sentences
  • Each maxillary appendage comprises a basal coxopodite with a ventral endite.
  • The right coxopodite is acutely triangular in shape with the basal segment narrow and wholly lateral.
  • The proximal articulation of the coxopodite with the body is indistinguishable.


Late 19th century: from Latin coxa 'hip' + Greek pous, pod- 'foot' + -ite1.

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Syllabification: cox·op·o·dite

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