aristopedia

noun
aris·​to·​pe·​dia
variants: or less commonly aristapedia \ əˌristəˈpēdēə \
plural -s

Definition of aristopedia

of insects
: the replacement of an antennal arista by a more or less perfect leg, a not uncommon developmental aberration in drosophilas

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History and Etymology for aristopedia

New Latin, from aristo- (from arista), arista + ped- + -ia

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“Aristopedia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aristopedia. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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