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plural of apus


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plural noun

: a group of soft-finned, elongated, and probably degenerate fishes consisting of the eels, often including the morays and in old classifications also many others having no pelvic fins, and being now commonly treated as an order but sometimes as including several orders or, formerly, made a division of the Physostomi
: any of several groups of animals lacking appendages
specifically : apoda

Word History


Plural noun

New Latin, from Greek, masculine & feminine plural of apod-, apous footless

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“Apodes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/apodes. Accessed 31 Mar. 2023.

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