polypod

noun (1)
poly·​pod | \ ˈpälēˌpäd, -lə̇ˌp- \

Definition of polypod

 (Entry 1 of 3)

polypod

adjective
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Definition of polypod (Entry 2 of 3)

1 : having many feet or legs
2 [New Latin polypoda] : having abdominal limbs polypod insect larvae

polypod

noun (2)
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Definition of polypod (Entry 3 of 3)

: a polypod animal (as an insect larva)

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History and Etymology for polypod

Noun (1)

Middle English pollypod, probably from Middle French polipode, from Latin polypodium polypody

Adjective

Greek polypod-, polypous

Noun (2)

New Latin polypoda

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“Polypod.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polypod. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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