plural noun
Ais·​top·​o·​da | \ ˌā-ə-ˈstä-pə-də \

Definition of Aistopoda

: an order or other group of extinct Carboniferous and Permian lepospondylous amphibians having a snakelike body and no limbs

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First Known Use of Aistopoda

1879, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Aistopoda

New Latin, from Greek aïstos unseen + New Latin -poda

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“Aistopoda.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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