from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One of the fleshy paired appendages of polychete annelids that function in locomotion and breathing.
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- n. Paired unjointed lateral outgrowths used for locomotion by worms such as annelids.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of the lateral appendages of an annelid; -- called also foot tubercle.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of the unjointed lateral locomotor processes or series of foot-stumps, foot-tubercles, or rudimentary limbs of many worms, as annelids.
- n. [capitalized] In entomology, a genus of hymenopterous insects of the family Crabronidæ, erected by Taschenberg in 1869 for a single species from Venezuela.
- n. In gastropods, a fin-like expansion of the foot; an epipodium.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. one of a pair of fleshy appendages of a polychete annelid that functions in locomotion and breathing
A child who is paraplegic learns to walk with a plywood parapodium made by village rehabilitations workers.