Definition of apodes

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plural of apus

Ap·​o·​des | \ ˈapəˌdēz \

Definition of Apodes (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : 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
2 : any of several groups of animals lacking appendages specifically : apoda

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History and Etymology for apodes

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 29 Oct. 2020.

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