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tetrapod

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noun tet·ra·pod \ˈte-trə-ˌpäd\

Definition of tetrapod

  1. :  a vertebrate (as an amphibian, a bird, or a mammal) with two pairs of limbs



Origin of tetrapod

New Latin tetrapodus, from Greek tetrapod-, tetrapous four-footed, from tetra- + pod-, pous foot — more at foot


First Known Use: circa 1891


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