exopodite

[ek-sop-uh-dahyt]
noun Zoology.
the outer or lateral branch of a two-branched crustacean leg or appendage. Compare endopodite, protopodite.
Also, exopod [ek-suh-pod] .


Origin:
1865–70; exo- + -pod + -ite1

exopoditic [ek-sop-uh-dit-ik] , adjective
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