pod

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pod   (pŏd)  Pronunciation Key 
A fruit or seed case that usually splits along two seams to release its seeds when mature. Legumes, such as peas and beans, produce pods.
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-pod  
A suffix meaning "foot." It is used in the scientific names of the members of many groups of organisms, such as arthropod, an organism having "jointed feet," and sauropod, a dinosaur having "lizard feet." It is also used in the names of different kinds of limbs or limblike body parts, such as pseudopod, the "false foot" of an amoeba.
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