polypod

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noun (1)

poly·​pod
ˈpälēˌpäd,
-lə̇ˌp-

polypod

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adjective

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

polypod

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noun (2)

"
: a polypod animal (as an insect larva)

Word History

Etymology

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 20 Jul. 2024.

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