parapodium

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noun para·po·di·um \ ˌper-ə-ˈpō-dē-əm , ˌpa-rə- \

Definition of parapodium

plural parapodia play \ˌper-ə-ˈpō-dē-ə, ˌpa-rə-\
1 :either of a pair of fleshy lateral processes borne by most segments of a polychaete worm
2 :a lateral expansion on each side of the foot usually forming a broad swimming organ in some gastropods

parapodial

play \ˌper-ə-ˈpō-dē-əl, ˌpa-rə-\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of parapodium

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