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apodous

Line breaks: apo|dous
Pronunciation: /ˈapədəs
 
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Definition of apodous in English:

adjective

Zoology
Without feet or having only rudimentary feet.
Example sentences
  • Firstly, all apodous squamates have ribs starting on or before the fourth vertebra.
  • The larvae are eruciform and apodous meaning they look like a caterpillar with no legs.
  • Should the two insects, however, hereafter prove to be equally apodous in the second stage, the character will become generically important.

Origin

early 19th century: from Greek apous, apod- 'footless' (from a- 'without' + pous, pod- 'foot') + -ous.

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