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endopodite

Line breaks: en|dopo¦dite
Pronunciation: /ɛnˈdɒpədʌɪt
 
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(also endopod /ˈɛndə(ʊ)pɒd/)

Definition of endopodite in English:

noun

Zoology
The inner branch of the biramous limb or appendage of a crustacean. Compare with exopodite, protopodite.
Example sentences
  • In some crustacean groups appendages have large, flattened exopods, endopods, epipodites and endites.
  • Some endites of the endopod expose one spine, some have two and a few others three or even more.
  • Many specimens have been dissected, and it has been found that the endopodites of the female fifth legs show a variation from 1–3 segments, bearing from 0–4 spines

Origin

late 19th century: from endo- 'within' + Greek pous, pod- 'foot' + -ite1.

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