Definition of coxopodite in English:

coxopodite

Line breaks: cox|opod|ite
Pronunciation: /kɒkˈsɒpədʌɪt
 
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noun

Zoology
  • The segment nearest the body in the leg of an arthropod, especially a crustacean.
    More example sentences
    • Each maxillary appendage comprises a basal coxopodite with a ventral endite.
    • The right coxopodite is acutely triangular in shape with the basal segment narrow and wholly lateral.
    • The proximal articulation of the coxopodite with the body is indistinguishable.

Origin

late 19th century: from Latin coxa 'hip' + Greek pous, pod- 'foot' + -ite1.

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