Definition of lobopod in English:

lobopod

Syllabification: lo·bo·pod
Pronunciation: /ˈlōbəˌpäd
 
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noun

Zoology
  • 1The lobopodium of an onychophoran.
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    • For example, they have between 14-43 pairs of ‘legs’ known as lobopods, much like the false legs of a caterpillar.
    • For an initial evaluation of the genetic diversity of this species, DNA samples from the lobopods of four individuals, collected at random, were analyzed using RAPD.
  • 1.1An onychophoran: [as modifier]: a lobopod animal
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    • Onychophora, also known as velvet worms or lobopods, are considered segmented and close relatives of the Arthropoda.
    • By the same reasoning, putative lobopods in the Sirius Passet biota and putative deuterostomes in the Chengiang biota are better interpreted as arthropods.
    • Cambropodus gracilis is tentatively included between lobopods and higher Uniramia.

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