protopodite

noun
pro·​top·​o·​dite | \ -ˌdīt \
plural -s

Definition of protopodite

: the basal part of a typical limb of a crustacean consisting of two more or less consolidated segments and bearing at its distal extremity an exopodite or endopodite or both

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Other Words from protopodite

protopoditic \ ⸗¦⸗⸗¦ditik \ adjective

History and Etymology for protopodite

prot- + -podite

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“Protopodite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/protopodite. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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