-pod

-pod

a combining form meaning “one having a foot” of the kind or number specified by the initial element; often corresponding to Neo-Latin class names ending in -poda, with -pod, used in English to name a single member of such a class: cephalopod.
Compare -ped.


Origin:
< Neo-Latin < Greek -pod-, stem of -pous, adj. derivative of poús foot

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-pod or -pode
 
n combining form
indicating a certain type or number of feet: arthropod; tripod
 
[from Greek -podos footed, from pous foot]
 
-pode or -pode
 
n combining form
 
[from Greek -podos footed, from pous foot]

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-pod  
A suffix meaning "foot." It is used in the scientific names of the members of many groups of organisms, such as arthropod, an organism having "jointed feet," and sauropod, a dinosaur having "lizard feet." It is also used in the names of different kinds of limbs or limblike body parts, such as pseudopod, the "false foot" of an amoeba.
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