Definition of endopodite in English:

endopodite

Syllabification: en·dop·o·dite
Pronunciation: /enˈdäpəˌdīt
 
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(also endopod /ˈendəˌpäd/)

noun

Zoology
  • The inner branch of the biramous limb or appendage of a crustacean. Compare with exopodite, protopodite.
    More 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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