pleuropodium

noun
pleu·​ro·​po·​di·​um
plural -s

Definition of pleuropodium

1 : either of a pair of glandular organs located on the first abdominal segment of an insect and believed to represent modified appendages
2 : either of a pair of large fleshy lobes of the mantle of a sea hare

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History and Etymology for pleuropodium

New Latin, from pleur- + -podium

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“Pleuropodium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pleuropodium. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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