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polypod

Line breaks: poly|pod
Pronunciation: /ˈpɒlɪpɒd
 
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Definition of polypod in English:

adjective

Zoology
Having many feet or foot-like appendages, especially denoting a phase of insect larval development characterized by a segmented abdomen with rudimentary or functional appendages: the general prevalence of this polypod condition
More 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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