parapodium

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

Definition of parapodium 

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

Other Words from parapodium

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

First Known Use of parapodium

1856, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for parapodium

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