Pro*po"di*um\, n.; pl. Propodia. [NL. See Propodiale.] (Zo["o]l.) (a) The anterior portion of the foot of a mollusk. (b) The segment which forms the posterior part of the thorax of a hymenopterous insect. [Written also propodeum.]
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