parapodium


para·po·di·um

noun \-ˈpō-dē-əm\
plural -dia \-dē-ə\

Definition of PARAPODIUM

1
:  either of a pair of fleshy lateral processes borne by most segments of a polychaete worm
2
:  a lateral expansion on each side of the foot usually forming a broad swimming organ in some gastropods
para·po·di·al \-dē-əl\ adjective

Origin of PARAPODIUM

New Latin
First Known Use: 1877

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