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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