Definition of Apoda
: 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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