plural -s
: 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

Word History


prot- + -podite

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“Protopodite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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