Definition of protopodite in English:

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Pronunciation: /prəʊˈtɒpədʌɪt/
(also protopod /ˈprəʊtə(ʊ)pɒd/)


The basal segments of the biramous limb or appendage of a crustacean. Compare with endopodite, exopodite.
Example sentences
  • Crustacean biramous appendages have a basal or first portion referred to as the protopod.


Late 19th century: from proto- 'early, original' + Greek pous, pod- 'foot' + -ite1.

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