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protopodite

[proh-top-uh-dahyt] /proʊˈtɒp əˌdaɪt/
noun, Zoology
1.
the basal portion of a two-branched crustacean leg or other appendage.
Also, protopod
[proh-tuh-pod] /ˈproʊ təˌpɒd/ (Show IPA)
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Compare endopodite, exopodite.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; proto- + pod- + -ite1
Related forms
protopoditic
[pruh-top-uh-dit-ik] /prəˌtɒp əˈdɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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