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parapodium

[par-uh-poh-dee-uh m] /ˌpær əˈpoʊ di əm/
noun, plural parapodia
[par-uh-poh-dee-uh] /ˌpær əˈpoʊ di ə/ (Show IPA).
Zoology
1.
one of the unjointed rudimentary limbs or processes of locomotion of many worms, as annelids.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; para-1 + -podium
Related forms
parapodial, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for parapodium

parapodium

/ˌpærəˈpəʊdɪəm/
noun (pl) -dia (-dɪə)
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
Word Origin
New Latin: from para-1 + -podium
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