Definition of protopodite in English:

protopodite

Syllabification: pro·top·o·dite
Pronunciation: /prəˈtäpəˌdīt
 
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(also protopod /ˈprōtəˌpäd/)

noun

Zoology
  • The basal segments of the biramous limb or appendage of a crustacean. Compare with endopodite, exopodite.
    More example sentences
    • Crustacean biramous appendages have a basal or first portion referred to as the protopod.

Origin

late 19th century: from proto- 'early, original' + Greek pous, pod- 'foot' + -ite1.

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