plural noun Ap·o·da \ˈapədə\

Definition of Apoda

  1. :  any of several different groups of animals that have been so named from their lacking limbs or feet: such as a :  an order of slender wormlike holothurians that lack tube feet and radial ambulacral vessels — compare holothurioidea b :  a group of fishes without pelvic fins c :  caecilians d :  an order or suborder of parasitic segmented cirripedes e :  worms without appendages (such as the leeches)

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Origin and Etymology of apoda

New Latin, from Greek, neuter plural of apod-, apous footless

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to cast off or become cast off

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