para podium


noun, plural parapodia [par-uh-poh-dee-uh] . Zoology.
one of the unjointed rudimentary limbs or processes of locomotion of many worms, as annelids.

1875–80; para-1 + -podium

parapodial, adjective Unabridged
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parapodium (ˌpærəˈpəʊdɪəm)
n , pl -dia
1.  any of the paired unjointed lateral appendages of polychaete worms, used in locomotion, respiration, etc
2.  any of various similar appendages of other invertebrates, esp certain molluscs
[New Latin: from para-1 + -podium]

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