noun para·po·di·um \-ˈpō-dē-əm\

Definition of parapodium



  1. 1 :  either of a pair of fleshy lateral processes borne by most segments of a polychaete worm

  2. 2 :  a lateral expansion on each side of the foot usually forming a broad swimming organ in some gastropods


play \-dē-əl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of parapodium

New Latin

First Known Use: 1856

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