apodal

apodal

[ap-uh-dl]
adjective Zoology.
1.
having no distinct feet or footlike members.
2.
belonging or pertaining to the orders Apoda and Apodes, comprising various groups of animals without limbs.
Also, apodous.


Origin:
1760–70; < Greek apod-, stem of ápous footless (see a-6, -pod) + -al1

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apodal or apodous (ˈæpədəl)
 
adj
(of snakes, eels, etc) without feet; having no obvious hind limbs or pelvic fins
 
[C18: from Greek apous from a-1 + pous foot]
 
apodous or apodous
 
adj
 
[C18: from Greek apous from a-1 + pous foot]

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apodal
1802, from Gk. apous, from apod- "footless," from a-, privative prefix, + pous "foot" (see foot).
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apodal ap·o·dal (āp'ə-dl) or ap·o·dous (-dəs)
adj.
Having no feet or footlike appendages.

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