Mi·cro·pus \mīˈkrōpəs\

Definition of Micropus

  1. taxonomic synonym of 1apus

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Origin and Etymology of micropus

New Latin, from Middle Greek mikropod-, mikropous having small feet, from Greek mikr- micr- + pod-, pous foot — more at foot

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to cast off or become cast off

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