Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Crustacea, the sixth (penultimate) joint of a developed endopodite, between the carpopodite and the dactylopodite. In a lobster, for example, it is the joint which with the movable dactylopodite makes the nipper or chelate claw. Milne-Edwards; Huxley. Also
propodos. See cut under endopodite.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) The sixth joint of a typical leg of a crustacean; usually, the penultimate joint.
- Ancient Greek (Wiktionary)
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