empodium

noun em·po·di·um \ə̇mˈpōdēəm, em-\

Definition of empodium

plural

empodia

\-ēə\
  1. :  a small median appendage between the claws of the tarsi of many insects and arachnids

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Origin and Etymology of empodium

New Latin, from 2en- + -podium


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