Definition of polypod in English:

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polypod

Pronunciation: /ˈpäləˌpäd/

adjective

Zoology
Having many feet or footlike appendages, especially denoting a phase of insect larval development characterized by a segmented abdomen with rudimentary or functional appendages.
Example sentences
  • The insect embryo in its development passes from a protopod stage to what is termed a polypod form.
  • The polypod larvae, like the. caterpillars, have legs and pseudopods.

Origin

Mid 18th century (as a noun denoting an animal having many feet): from French polypode 'many-footed', from Greek polupous, polupod-, from polu- 'many' + pous, pod- 'foot'.

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Syllabification: pol·y·pod

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