from The Century Dictionary.
- Footless; apodal.
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- adjective (Zoöl.) Apodal; apod.
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- adjective biology
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- adjective (of snakes and eels) naturally footless
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Let now a further decrease occur in the elevating heat, and a further increase in the earthy matter, and the animals become smaller in bulk, and their feet more numerous, until at a later stage they become apodous, and extended full length on the ground.
For no viviparous animal, be it apodous or be it possessed of feet, is so given to creep into holes as are the ovipara.
We have now done with such sanguineous animals as are quadrupedous and also such as are apodous, and have stated with sufficient completeness what external parts they possess, and for what reason they have them.
No fish has testicles either externally or internally; as indeed have no apodous animals, among which of course are included the serpents.
THE account which has now been given of the viscera, the stomach, and the other several parts holds equally good not only for the oviparous quadrupeds, but also for such apodous animals as the Serpents.
The latter form a single genus, namely the Serpents; and why these are apodous has been already explained in the dissertation on
Apocrita: = petiolate, q.v. Apodal: with single, simple tubercles instead of feet, in larvae; without feet = apodous.
a poor colour, and apodous either because it has no feet at all or because it has imperfect feet.