plural noun (1)
Te·​trap·​o·​da | \ te‧ˈtrapədə \

Definition of Tetrapoda

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a division of butterflies including those with only two pairs of perfect legs


plural noun (2)
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Definition of Tetrapoda (Entry 2 of 2)

in former classifications
: a division of vertebrates including all forms above fishes

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History and Etymology for Tetrapoda

Plural noun (1)

New Latin, from neuter plural of Greek tetrapodos four-footed, from tetrapod-, tetrapous

Plural noun (2)

New Latin, from Greek, neuter plural

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“Tetrapoda.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tetrapoda. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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