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. 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

parapodial

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

Origin and Etymology of parapodium

New Latin


First Known Use: 1856


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