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apodal

[ap-uh-dl] /ˈæp ə 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
1760-1770
1760-70; < Greek apod-, stem of ápous footless (see a-6, -pod) + -al1
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British Dictionary definitions for apodal

apodal

/ˈæpədəl/
adjective
1.
(of snakes, eels, etc) without feet; having no obvious hind limbs or pelvic fins
Word Origin
C18: from Greek apous from a-1 + pous foot
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Word Origin and History for apodal
adj.

1769, from Greek apous (from apod- "footless," from a-, privative prefix, see a- (3), + pous "foot;" see foot (n.)) + -al.

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apodal in Medicine

apodal ap·o·dal (āp'ə-dl) or ap·o·dous (-dəs)
adj.
Having no feet or footlike appendages.

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