Ap·​o·​da | \ ˈapədə \

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
d : an order or suborder of parasitic segmented cirripedes
e : worms without appendages (such as the leeches)

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History and Etymology for Apoda

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

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“Apoda.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Apoda. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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