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lobopod

Syllabification: lo·bo·pod
Pronunciation: /ˈlōbəˌpäd
 
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Definition of lobopod in English:

noun

Zoology
1The lobopodium of an onychophoran.
Example sentences
  • For example, they have between 14-43 pairs of ‘legs’ known as lobopods, much like the false legs of a caterpillar.
  • For an initial evaluation of the genetic diversity of this species, DNA samples from the lobopods of four individuals, collected at random, were analyzed using RAPD.
1.1An onychophoran: [as modifier]: a lobopod animal
More example sentences
  • Onychophora, also known as velvet worms or lobopods, are considered segmented and close relatives of the Arthropoda.
  • By the same reasoning, putative lobopods in the Sirius Passet biota and putative deuterostomes in the Chengiang biota are better interpreted as arthropods.
  • Cambropodus gracilis is tentatively included between lobopods and higher Uniramia.

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